Let’s fast forward to early 2021, and I’ve already exceeded last year’s total, well on the way to exceeding this year’s goal. What’s my secret for making so much reading progress this year? … More The Joy of Speed Listening | Productivity Hacks
Today’s book club is about the most essential guide to game-changing productivity that I have ever seen.
This is Atomic Habits, by James Clear. … More The productivity game-changer | Book Club
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
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] This is a list of all the essential technologies that I used – and think you could do with – in your training year and beyond. Every technology comes with a caveat: if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. Would an iPad Pro be nice? Sure. Could you make do with just a cheap laptop? Absolutely. … More Essential Teacher Tech | Initial Teacher Training
[3-minute read] “I’ve been using the MEKO stylus and Teckin’s smart plugs for around two months. Have they been worth the investment?” … More Turning your house into a smart home
[3-minute read] Three years ago, I predicted that Telltale Games were on a downward spiral toward disaster. Unfortunately, I was right. … More Is Telltale Too Far Gone?
[6-minute read] “It was a long, difficult road. Thank God we finally got here.” … More How I Met Your Mother | How It Should Have Ended
[3-minute read] Mitch Johnson’s stage presence is undeniable. His command of crowds is aided, no doubt, by his size. I have no exact figures, but I’d be shocked if he was anywhere close to being under 6’6. ‘Mitch Johnson’ is a strong combination of names, too. The syllables are punchy and emphatic. He could make a career as a bodyguard, for sure, based on a name like that alone. … More Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 | Mitch Johnson’s Sweatshops & Footballs
[3-minute read] I watched Kieran Larwood, children’s author, talk books for an hour. Turns out, he’s as good a speaker as he is a writer. … More Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 | Kieran Larwood’s Freaks and Peculiars