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!?
Recently the BBC published an article (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39327149) with the quote - A study by the Department for Education (DfE) has found prices are 8% higher near the best-performing primary schools and 6.8% higher near the best secondary schools. So what does this actually mean and what is the real problem here?! The article states -… Continue reading Moving to the beat – Could you have to start paying £18,000 for state schooling?!
So it is finally here! I have been trying to sort it all holiday and I have to say…that hardest part was starting to work out what I wanted to achieve! Once I had the idea and had worked out how it was all going to fit it came together pretty well! I am sure… Continue reading Free Resource 2 – Second Escape Room Task!
So it is finally here! I have been trying to sort it all holiday and I have to say...that hardest part was starting to work out what I wanted to achieve! Once I had the idea and had worked out how it was all going to fit it came together pretty well! I am sure… Continue reading Free Resource: Escape Room Task!
So seems everyone is using the Tolsby frame in the classrooms at the moment so I wanted to join in! They can be used in loads of different ways (as seen below) and this is not my original idea BUT I have collected a template from TES (free) and added in my own. Hopefully this… Continue reading Ikea’s Tolsby…hacks for class displays.
It seems that we have to go through the same ground hog style events every year and 2018 seems to not want to miss out! The 6 weeks summer holidays are to long and everyone should be back to work by now! The prompt for the blog? A recent local MP calling for the longer… Continue reading Teachers, get back to work!
I have been dubious of WWW/EBI for a while...maybe it's down to my own education and my own way of learning and that leads me to be negative towards it BUT there will be more pupils like myself in the world today and I want to explain why and how it links to some of… Continue reading Is education always looking to far beyond the now? And is this the cause of the mental health issues?
Maybe this is a post aimed more at teachers starting out rather than those established...and for some this may be an obvious in built thing, but it took me a while to understand the power of the word no in the classroom. As an NQT I was idealistic and, though had spent some time in… Continue reading The power of two letters…getting in the “no”! (learning it is the certainty rather than the severity)
So I have thought about this post for a while and if I wanted to wade in...but it's hot and stuffy so I am wading in to the water! It's the 100% attendance award debate. Firstly, now I have waded head strong into the tide I am going to back track a bit and retreat… Continue reading Can we all be 100%…100% of the time?
Progress, progress, progress...it seems to be the buzz word of the moment in education but the question always remains...how do we show progress? These are a few examples I have seen over my time in education. I will hold judgement on which I feel is most useful as what works for one will not always… Continue reading How can we check pupils are learning?