Interactive Part So this is going to be one of those interactive blogs where you actually have to do something. You can either think it or write it down on a piece of paper...so if you need to get one I will wait and sip my coffee... ...Ready? OK here we go. I want… Continue reading “In retrospect”…My meaning of mindfulness.
Month: September 2018
Teaching: The profession without professionals?
The Professionals? It may not be well know but alongside being a teacher I have also built a house as a self builder. I am lucky enough that my father-in-law is an architect and my husband and I were lucky enough to make it onto the property ladder this way. The reason I allude to… Continue reading Teaching: The profession without professionals?
10 tips for a killer open evening!
I still recall wondering around my preferred school at 10 years old with my mum looking to see if it was for me. In honesty it was a foregone conclusion (if I passed the Kent test) as my sister went there, I think my mum just wanted me to feel included in the process but… Continue reading 10 tips for a killer open evening!
Failing to Fail? Do you let pupils know it’s part of success (but not the only part!)
This week I have been meeting some new classes and part of this for myself is the ability to explain my teaching style to new pupils. Something I find really useful at self assessing what I think of my views. It often involves me stopping mid-sentence to rethink what I am saying.
Stop smiling!…at least for 105 days,13 hours and 34 mins (give or take)
So we are back into the world of teaching and we are bleary eyed half humans trying to remember those 6 weeks of long summer days...that was, like, a year ago...right!? So the next step is to introduce those bright eyed (who am I kidding, they are feeling it just like us!) to our teaching… Continue reading Stop smiling!…at least for 105 days,13 hours and 34 mins (give or take)
We all wasted the summer holiday! – Did you feel the teacher guilt!?
So the summer holidays started as it always did...with a list. A list that had been in my head since about June and was the list to be done to know I had had an amazing summer. Without the list how would I know I had fun, loved my family, worked enough in that luxurious… Continue reading We all wasted the summer holiday! – Did you feel the teacher guilt!?