There were some pretty great reads throughout 2021, but which were my favourites? More importantly, did I learn anything from them? 📚 … More 25 books in 2021 | Which were my 5 favourites?
Now that we’ve made it through yet another pandemic-filled year, it’s time for a final reflection. Did I meet my goals this year? And what am I aiming for this year? Are there any lessons that I’ve picked up along the way? … More Success & Failure | Did I meet my 2021 goals?
Here’s an essential guide for the new teaching term, detailing what you need, what you should do before going back, and why being prepared is an essential part of teaching. … More Getting ready for the new term | An essential guide
Windsor Academy Trust dedicates 1 INSET day a year to the WAT Conference, where all 9 schools come together to share good practice and celebrate the work of staff and students. What was it like? And what did we all get up to? … More The WAT Conference | Review
Here are 18 essential keyboard shortcuts that have made me into a productivity mastermind. Some of these shortcuts may look slightly different if you’re using a zany keyboard, so adapt where necessary. … More 18 Keyboard shortcuts that will make you a productivity machine
Doug Lemov once said that practice makes permanent – and it’s true. The more we practice, the more we will remember what we have practiced. Will what we recall be correct? Hopefully, but not if we’ve consistently practiced the wrong thing. … More Practice makes permanent | Secrets to success
I’ve learned a lot over this past year of teaching, but there has been no lesson so valuable as the lessons learned in time management. These are my top tips. … More Top tips for time management in teaching
Here are my three payday habits for a true sense of control over your money and – ultimately – financial freedom. … More Three payday habits for financial freedom
Teachers are role models. Every day, we model good behaviour. It’s part of the job. It’s, largely, the easy part. What’s much harder is modelling the content and exam skills required to do well in your subject. … More Modelling made easy
Isn’t that, really, what productivity is all about? Putting in the least amount of effort to do things as efficiently as possible, so that you can maximise your free time doing more of what you love? The best form of lazy productivity that I’ve found, so far, is by increasing my typing speed. … More How I type REALLY fast (110WPM)