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’ll be the first to recognise that I got off pretty well with only having to stay inside for a week, compared to those people out there who have shielded for the better part of a year. Still, that didn’t make what was to come any easier. Here’s how I spent seven days in isolation. … More 7 days of isolation | Teaching from home
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?
It’s April 2021. How has it been over a year since the UK’s first lockdown, to combat coronavirus? A lot has changed in that year – some big businesses have permanently shifted to working from home and schools have adapted to remote learning – twice. It’s been quite the journey, but hopefully one that’s starting … More How lockdowns looked for me | A Day in the Life
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
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