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
You’re about to read the three key steps that I take in building a better Bullet Journal. It’s a minimalist approach that will free you up to focus on what you desperately need time for every day. … More Bullet journaling to success | Method to my madness
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
[4-minute read] “For the first time in my life, I shifted down into first gear. I took things slow. I relaxed when I didn’t know the meaning of the word.” Read all about the busiest, most exciting June and July on record right here. … More Food & Festivals | 2018 in Review
[6-minute read] “This post is mainly for me, to have a public memory to look back on. But when there’s an opportunity for some good content, I’m always going to take it.” Read all about the first five months of my 2018 right now. … More The First Five Months | 2018 in Review
[5-minute read] I’ve been sent a tuckbox full of goodies from the student platform Campus Society. Who knows what could be inside…? … More Campus Society’s Student Survival Kit | A review