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
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
I’ve got three big targets for 2021. They fall under three creative aspects of my life: learning, creating and doing. Here’s what they entail: … More Learning, Creating, Doing | 2021 Goals
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
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
Motivation is a wonderful tool for getting started, but it never helps us to finish our projects. In reality, we need to internalise our motivation. Here’s why (and how). … More Motivation is a myth (I promise)
[3-minute read] Here’s a breakdown of what Taekwondo’s tenets mean, and how they impact our everyday lives – both in and out of the dojang. … More What makes a martial artist? Taekwondo’s 5 tenets: a breakdown