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?
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
There have been lots of challenges to wrap my head around and overcome – especially as a newly qualified teacher. I’ve been teaching from home for a few weeks now, and these are my first thoughts. … More What it’s REALLY like to teach from home | First thoughts
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 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
[5-minute read] The expectations I had of what teaching would be like were very different to the reality of the situation. … More Teaching my first PGCE lesson | Expectations vs reality
[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