A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, lists your Actions, detailed Results, and is Time-dependent. Giving SMART answers at interviews meant that I rarely got rejected while hunting for graduate jobs (that happened at the other stages), but why would we want to apply this thinking to our goals?
Because SMART thinking is the ultimate productivity hack. … More The ULTIMATE productivity hack | Making SMART goals
Turning on your webcam, staring at your screen and inviting parents into your home can be daunting, even if it is done.
But, you know what? None of that is true. Here’s how I delivered not one, but TWO parent’s evenings from the comfort of home – and why it went way smoother than I ever expected. … More How I delivered parent’s evening…from home?
I use a Bullet Journal to successfully build – and sustain – habits. Here’s how you can too: … More How to successfully build habits | BuJo Basics
Here are the key messages from Bruce’s text that stood out to me, which you could bring into the classroom this term if we ever hope to close the word gap. … More Lindsay Bruce’s activities for closing the word gap | Book Club
There have been lots of challenges to wrap my head around and overcome – especially as a newly qualified teacher. I’ve been teaching from home for a few weeks now, and these are my first thoughts. … More What it’s REALLY like to teach from home | First thoughts
What an unusual first term we had before Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I felt knackered. I’ve been told that the autumn term is always the hardest, and I don’t doubt it. Lots of experienced teachers echoed that it was likely the hardest September-December they’d ever faced so, whether you’re training, a veteran … More Placement #2: Hitting the Ground Running | PGCE: Day in the Life
I’ve got three big targets for 2021. They fall under three creative aspects of my life: learning, creating and doing. Here’s what they entail: … More Learning, Creating, Doing | 2021 Goals
2020 taught me a lot of life lessons to take away and into the new year. Here are the final ten that I wanted to share (you can find the first ten on my blog too!). … More 20 things I learned in 2020 – Part II | Deep Dive
Search your memories of the year gone by and I’m sure you’ll also discover the 20 lessons that you’ve learned, big or small, to reflect on. Here are the first 10 of mine. … More 20 things that I learned in 2020 – Part I | Deep Dive
How are you going to celebrate doing so well to make it this far in the academic year? And what’s the best way to celebrate Christmas as a teacher? This is what I’ll be doing over the next fortnight: … More Christmas as a teacher: Step-by-step | Day in the life