When we closed the door they became open more than ever! In my first teaching job, many moons ago, the school was not doing well, teetering on the edge of being put in to special measures (which did eventually happen). Management wanted to get into the classroom more and also have teacher reflect on their… Continue reading Schools Open! (To remote learning)
The Rankness of Ranking…A discussion of confining things to one place on international women’s day.
I have been thinking about this post for a long time, it happens to be that it falls on international women's day that I find time to sit down and write it...and it seems apt. It is not solely about stereotyping women but having watch the TED video below with my form this morning it… Continue reading The Rankness of Ranking…A discussion of confining things to one place on international women’s day.
The Well-being debate…more than sweet treats?
It seems that well-being is the buzzword of the year in 2019 and the education profession seem fully engrossed in the debate. Whether it be staff or pupils it seems that we are more aware now than ever before about the emotional sides of spending the day in the learning environment. And why not?! Some… Continue reading The Well-being debate…more than sweet treats?
The 2% mindset…where do teachers stand?
Thinking about how our students see us and the mindset we have.
Every Lesson Shapes a Life – The adverts that remind us of the love of teaching
In the last few weeks I have seen some amazing things...adverts involving teachers. And they are SPOT ON! I wanted to share why I love these two ads... John Lewis | Bohemian Rhapsody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZnOQ3CyX7k This advert isn't aimed at teachers but I do feel that it tells us a lot about what a teacher might… Continue reading Every Lesson Shapes a Life – The adverts that remind us of the love of teaching
“In retrospect”…My meaning of mindfulness.
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.
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?
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!?