Geography Year 10 – National Teacher Survey Feedback on Resource
03 November 2023
Teacher feedback specifically about the year 10 resource “Environmental Change and Forest Management”:
- Clear overview of what outcomes the activity covers and what materials I need to put together to give this lesson. Like the suggested time.
- Having the lesson’s intention clearly stated allows the teacher and student to clearly understand the expectations of the lesson
- Having the glossary as an activity is hugely important
- Teacher tips – like this, useful tip, eye catching. Tells me what I need to do before the lesson.
- I really like at the beginning of each lesson the listing of resources and materials required.
- Activity summaries are clear, quick, great detail and discussion starter.
- Photos and images are engaging for students who like visual information
- I like that all the questions have answered provided for teachers
- Each activity has an aim that I find very helpful. A quick and simple game with expected timeframe is useful like shown
Open ended feedback about the need for resources about forestry by teachers!
- It is an important local and national industry, which children should be aware of and understand.
- There are a lot of false-hoods and misconceptions regarding this subject and how using timber is damaging the environment so it is important to educate students in this area.
- Wood is a natural product and forests can be sustainable, so [it is important to be] teaching students about how to manage and use natural resources.
- The students seemed generally interested. I think they get excited when I bring Forest Learning resources into the classroom.
- If you have quality resources it is much easier to work through!
- The resources are clear and the hard work of separating information has been done for them. Students have a short span to decode chunks of text and the resources are well designed
- I’m no expert in this area and there are not many learning resources at hand.This is helpful
- [I am] city based -no real link/experience of forestry work. This resource clearly outlines what is required inan engaging way.
- Children are interested in the processes involved, and you can excite them with topics related to trees, their size, how important they are, etc.
- Students need to know ‘where timber comes from’, the variety of species and manufactured products and their uses.
- I like talking about old growth forests and how they are being protected. I like showing the breakdown process of log into planks, the students are intigued to see mechanisation and how quickly a tree becomes planks
- I’m passionate about sustainability, and to a somewhat lesser degree, about new and emerging technologies concerning wood products that is seeing them in some instances replace things like steel and concrete.
- I usually refer to your website and information pack (that I have had for a number of years) especially when I am talking about harvesting and milling, shaping etc. as I have absolutely no experience here.