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
I’ll be the first to recognise that I got off pretty well with only having to stay inside for a week, compared to those people out there who have shielded for the better part of a year. Still, that didn’t make what was to come any easier. Here’s how I spent seven days in isolation. … More 7 days of isolation | Teaching from home
What made Tuesday any different to Wednesday? What did I achieve or get done every day? A daily diary is a great way to make your days more memorable. … More Daily Diary | BuJo Basics
Next to planning ahead, batching activities is the #2 activity in saving time, getting organised, and feeling more productive every day. … More The brilliance of batching and why you should do it too
Importantly, my meals have to taste good and – generally – be healthy. You can’t guarantee that with ready meals and frozen pizzas. How can I ensure that I have something yummy, healthy and quick to cook?
Enter meal planning. … More A minimalist’s guide to mastering meal planning | BuJo Basics
Let’s fast forward to early 2021, and I’ve already exceeded last year’s total, well on the way to exceeding this year’s goal. What’s my secret for making so much reading progress this year? … More The Joy of Speed Listening | Productivity Hacks
Today’s book club is about the most essential guide to game-changing productivity that I have ever seen.
This is Atomic Habits, by James Clear. … More The productivity game-changer | Book Club
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