Thinking about how our students see us and the mindset we have.
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.
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!?