I’ve now been a Newly Qualified Teacher for nearly a whole year. Wow; time moves fast, huh? There’s a lot that I’m still learning, but a lot that I’ve picked up in this past academic year. Here are 50 of them. … More 50 things I wish I’d known as an NQT
I made my grand return to the movies – but is it safe? Should you hold off or is it time to make your return, too? For my overall verdict, read right to the end. … More Are cinemas safe? | Day in the life
I’ll be the first to recognise that I got off pretty well with only having to stay inside for a week, compared to those people out there who have shielded for the better part of a year. Still, that didn’t make what was to come any easier. Here’s how I spent seven days in isolation. … More 7 days of isolation | Teaching from home
What made Tuesday any different to Wednesday? What did I achieve or get done every day? A daily diary is a great way to make your days more memorable. … More Daily Diary | BuJo Basics
Next to planning ahead, batching activities is the #2 activity in saving time, getting organised, and feeling more productive every day. … More The brilliance of batching and why you should do it too
I’ve read a lot more in the past four months than I ever expected to, but some stories have been better than others. Here’s a quarterly roundup, including a spoiler-free summary for each book and who should find themselves reading it. … More 4 months of reading more
This should be an exhaustive list that you might want to use as a model for the things that could go with you to work or placement each day. It should cut down on any unnecessary additions and save your back and shoulders from aching in the process.
I’ve even broken it down into sections to make the contents of my bag easier to navigate! … More What’s in my teaching bag?
The Logitech Crayon is a formidable adversary to MEKO’s stylus, but is it better for iPads? How does it fare in schools? Or does the cheaper option shine brightest? Which should you buy in this entry of Tech Battle? … More Which stylus does it best? | Tech Battle
Here’s my simple routine that fits alongside any day spent teaching. It could revitalise your health and help you take back time for yourself each day. … More Exercise for teachers | Simply staying in shape
Importantly, my meals have to taste good and – generally – be healthy. You can’t guarantee that with ready meals and frozen pizzas. How can I ensure that I have something yummy, healthy and quick to cook?
Enter meal planning. … More A minimalist’s guide to mastering meal planning | BuJo Basics