If I had to summarise my main takeaway from teaching – the one thing that has strengthened my skills as a practitioner the most – it would be spaced repetition. What follows is what I’ve learned, why it’s important, and how it can help with your learning, too. … More The key takeaway from a year in teaching
These might not be free resources for download, but these are my simple strategies for how I lesson plan effectively. I hope they help! … More Simple strategies for effective lesson planning
I’ve now been a Newly Qualified Teacher for nearly a whole year. Wow; time moves fast, huh? There’s a lot that I’m still learning, but a lot that I’ve picked up in this past academic year. Here are 50 of them. … More 50 things I wish I’d known as an NQT
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?
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
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
[2-minute read] “Referees are more important than you think. Pick the wrong one and run the risk of sabotaging your application”. Here are my tips on getting your referees for UCAS right. … More Getting Referees Right | Initial Teacher Training
[4-minute read] “With no visible deadlines in sight…you need a hearty amount of self-motivation and know-how to get everything in on-time.” I’ve broken down the PGCE application process to make applying easier than ever before. … More Breaking Down the Application | Initial Teacher Training
[5-minute read] I’ve picked my perfect pathway…have you? … More Picking the Perfect Pathway | Initial Teacher Training
[1-minute read] I’m chronicling my journey towards QTS! Join me as I provide tips and tricks for writing a killer UCAS application and how to gain experience in the classroom. … More Preamble | Initial Teacher Training