I made my grand return to the movies – but is it safe? Should you hold off or is it time to make your return, too? For my overall verdict, read right to the end. … More Are cinemas safe? | Day in the life
I’ve read a lot more in the past four months than I ever expected to, but some stories have been better than others. Here’s a quarterly roundup, including a spoiler-free summary for each book and who should find themselves reading it. … More 4 months of reading more
This should be an exhaustive list that you might want to use as a model for the things that could go with you to work or placement each day. It should cut down on any unnecessary additions and save your back and shoulders from aching in the process.
I’ve even broken it down into sections to make the contents of my bag easier to navigate! … More What’s in my teaching bag?
The Logitech Crayon is a formidable adversary to MEKO’s stylus, but is it better for iPads? How does it fare in schools? Or does the cheaper option shine brightest? Which should you buy in this entry of Tech Battle? … More Which stylus does it best? | Tech Battle
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