Here’s how I applied, interviewed, and coped with rejection from the number one University in the world. … More Coping with rejection from University of Oxford
Over the third lockdown, I’ve written once already about my first thoughts on remote teaching, and on delivering parent’s evening from home, but I’d like to bring it full circle.
These are my final thoughts on what it was like to teach from home. … More Final thoughts | Teaching from Home
Teacher or not, many of us have turned to remote working. I’ve already discussed my first thoughts on teaching from home, but that wouldn’t have been possible without a solid desk setup. Here’s the rig that’s been getting me through remote learning. … More My teaching-from-home desk setup
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?
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
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
How do we support students who are performing complex tasks? Read my latest Book Club post, in which I dissect Rosenshine’s famous 10 top tips in his seminal Principles of Instruction (so that you don’t have to). … More Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction | Book Club
[4-minute read] There are a lot of options to think about, but you shouldn’t stress while training to teach; I’ve done the thinking for you. Here’s how to say goodbye to placement #1. … More Saying goodbye on placement | PGCE: Day in the Life