Time is money. That’s what we’re told from an incredibly early age. In some ways, it’s sound advice: I interpret it as that you shouldn’t waste your time doing things that won’t bring you value. However, is it right that we’re encouraged to focus on money all the time? Does that mindset truly bring value to our lives? … More Should your life have monetary value?
Here’s a breakdown of how and why I work with so much digital media, and when you’d be best off switching to a different device. … More The best way to work | Desktop vs laptop vs tablet vs mobile
I’ve been through a lot in my first year as a full-time teacher. We all have, newly qualified or not. But the important thing to remember is that we made it. Against the odds, in the most unusual of years, we came out the other side – relatively unscathed. These are my key takeaways. … More Reflecting on a year of teaching
What’s my progress been like? How have I got on? And what have I learned about the hidden beauty behind setting arbitrary goals? … More Arbitrary goals: hidden gems
I’ve read Chris Runeckles’ Making Every History Lesson Count so that you don’t have to. These are my key takeaways from his chapter on challenge, with easy strategies that you can implement from day one of the new teaching term. … More How to challenge every student – the easy way
Now that Freedom Day has been and gone, and restaurants have fully opened, I’ve had less incentive to use food shopping to entertain myself. As a result, I’ve been left wondering: how can I still enjoy myself while continuing to save money? … More How I saved 75% on a city centre restaurant
That’s why, when Prime Day rolled around, I made what could be the best investment of all time. It was something that I’d always been interested in, after seeing Youtubers aplenty using them, but never had the guts to invest in. It was the kind of purchase that screamed unnecessary, but has ultimately saved me over 15 hours of my own time so far.
This year, I bought a budget smart hoover. … More The best investment I’ve made all year | Tech spotlight
If I had to summarise my main takeaway from teaching – the one thing that has strengthened my skills as a practitioner the most – it would be spaced repetition. What follows is what I’ve learned, why it’s important, and how it can help with your learning, too. … More The key takeaway from a year in teaching
It is so easy – too easy – with the busyness of the working world winding by, to forget to make meaningful contributions to what you enjoy.
To tackle this, I’ve come up with a few rules and routines to make any habit achievable, even in a profession as busy and full-on as teaching. … More How I make time for writing as a teacher
My training year had ended abruptly and I was left figuring out what to do between then and starting my career in September. How best could I prepare? I wouldn’t be teaching again for a long time and probably needed the practice, but I was acutely aware that it would be a very busy year ahead (and it was).
It was at this point that I had to seriously question: what are the most essential things that I need to do this summer as an ECT, without burning myself out? … More How ECTs should spend their summer