Here are my five hacks for a more effective night’s sleep, which I am slowly but surely trying to incorporate into my sleeping routine. Give one of these a go and report back on which you find most effective. … More Five hacks for better sleep
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?
Here’s a breakdown of how and why I work with so much digital media, and when you’d be best off switching to a different device. … More The best way to work | Desktop vs laptop vs tablet vs mobile
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
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
My training year had ended abruptly and I was left figuring out what to do between then and starting my career in September. How best could I prepare? I wouldn’t be teaching again for a long time and probably needed the practice, but I was acutely aware that it would be a very busy year ahead (and it was).
It was at this point that I had to seriously question: what are the most essential things that I need to do this summer as an ECT, without burning myself out? … More How ECTs should spend their summer
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
One of my biggest and best ways to implement digital technology into the classroom – during lockdown and now while in school – was Google Jamboard.
Here’s how and why it’s going to spice up your teaching. … More Teaching with Google Jamboard | Powered-up pedagogy
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