15 episodes

Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach.

Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

Handy History Teaching Tips Helen Snelson and Sally Thorne

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Handy History Teaching Tips are conversational podcasts designed to help history teachers with tips, examples and ideas about history teaching. Sally Thorne is a head of department and senior examiner. Helen Snelson was a head of department and now trains history teachers. Between us we have more years’ classroom history teaching experience than we are going to admit here! Both of us regularly write resources and present at conferences. We are proudly history specific and practical in our approach.

Our hope is that this podcast will become something of a problem page for history teachers: if you’re wrestling with something particularly tricky and need some help, drop us an email at handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com and we will see what we can cook up between us.

    Episode 15 - Learning History from Home

    Episode 15 - Learning History from Home

    In this special episode, Helen and Sally discuss principles and tips for creating rigorous home learning opportunities for your students.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 22 min
    Episode 14 - Best tips for exam practice

    Episode 14 - Best tips for exam practice

    In this second episode of the new series, Revising History, Helen and Sally share their best tips for exam practice.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 18 min
    Episode 13 - Best revision strategies

    Episode 13 - Best revision strategies

    In this first episode of the new series, Revising History, Helen and Sally share their revision techniques tried and tested.

    For more information on John Stanier's GCSE teaching method, have a read of his Teaching History article here - https://www.history.org.uk/secondary/resource/6276/an-attempt-to-make-year-9-masters-of-learning

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 23 min
    Episode 12 - History Teacher Holidays with Rich Kennett

    Episode 12 - History Teacher Holidays with Rich Kennett

    With special guest Rich Kennett, in this end of term special, Helen and Sally discuss great places to go on nerdy history teacher holidays.

    The website Sally mentions is https://www.nps.gov/cali/index.htm

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 27 min
    Episode 11 - Emergency year 11 support with sources

    Episode 11 - Emergency year 11 support with sources

    In this finale to their All Things Source-y series, Helen and Sally discuss top tips for emergency year 11 support with sources.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 14 min
    Episode 10 - Encouraging students to work with source provenance

    Episode 10 - Encouraging students to work with source provenance

    In this episode, Helen and Sally discuss ideas for encouraging students to work with source provenance.

    Don't forget, we're your History Teaching Agony Aunts! Contact us by emailing handyhistoryteachingtips@gmail.com or tweeting us @snelsonh and @MrsThorne

    • 10 min

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