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
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
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
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
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
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
A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, lists your Actions, detailed Results, and is Time-dependent. Giving SMART answers at interviews meant that I rarely got rejected while hunting for graduate jobs (that happened at the other stages), but why would we want to apply this thinking to our goals?
Because SMART thinking is the ultimate productivity hack. … More The ULTIMATE productivity hack | Making SMART goals
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?
I use a Bullet Journal to successfully build – and sustain – habits. Here’s how you can too: … More How to successfully build habits | BuJo Basics
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