Thinking about how our students see us and the mindset we have.
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?
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!
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.
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!
I have always thought in education "Why reinvent the wheel?", in education we have to share ideas...there is no time not to. Actually that's a massive lie. When I was a PGCE and then a NQT I prided myself on making everything....from scratch. PPTs that would would literally take one hour to make and were… Continue reading Chance to win a prize! Read me! Theme: Starter ideas