Time is money. That’s what we’re told from an incredibly early age. In some ways, it’s sound advice: I interpret it as that you shouldn’t waste your time doing things that won’t bring you value. However, is it right that we’re encouraged to focus on money all the time? Does that mindset truly bring value to our lives? … More Should your life have monetary value?
What’s my progress been like? How have I got on? And what have I learned about the hidden beauty behind setting arbitrary goals? … More Arbitrary goals: hidden gems
I’ve read Chris Runeckles’ Making Every History Lesson Count so that you don’t have to. These are my key takeaways from his chapter on challenge, with easy strategies that you can implement from day one of the new teaching term. … More How to challenge every student – the easy way
Now that Freedom Day has been and gone, and restaurants have fully opened, I’ve had less incentive to use food shopping to entertain myself. As a result, I’ve been left wondering: how can I still enjoy myself while continuing to save money? … More How I saved 75% on a city centre restaurant
That’s why, when Prime Day rolled around, I made what could be the best investment of all time. It was something that I’d always been interested in, after seeing Youtubers aplenty using them, but never had the guts to invest in. It was the kind of purchase that screamed unnecessary, but has ultimately saved me over 15 hours of my own time so far.
This year, I bought a budget smart hoover. … More The best investment I’ve made all year | Tech spotlight
It is so easy – too easy – with the busyness of the working world winding by, to forget to make meaningful contributions to what you enjoy.
To tackle this, I’ve come up with a few rules and routines to make any habit achievable, even in a profession as busy and full-on as teaching. … More How I make time for writing as a teacher
I’d not played my ukulele once in the six years since buying it. Then Christmas of 2020 came and all of that changed.
Here’s what I’ve learned from 7 months of making music every single day. … More 7 months of music
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? | Deep Dive
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
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