Here are 4 tips to help you develop your subject knowledge this year...
Last summer I started a Podcast. Don’t worry if you missed it, it didn’t last long. The busiest year of teaching got in the way! However like a phoenix from […]
Questioning is something I believe is best revisited as often as possible to fine tune.
Every teacher needs their arsenal of places to go for inspiration, from colleagues to books. One absolutely fantastic source of ideas is Pinterest! It’s an international site with ideas and tips […]
I want to say a huge thank you to the teachers out there who are buying, using and finding my teaching resources so very useful at Primary and Secondary across […]
This post is about easing the marking workload by using an idea that’s well known among Primary teachers but (seemingly) less so amongst Secondary.
Guest post by a recently graduated trainee Teacher @Justine1412 Perception – It’s not looking good for the boys It is nationally, if not internationally, perceived that boys are simply not […]
A brief post of thoughts… Things you can do now before September to get organised and healthy. Enjoy…
Worst ‘teaching’ I’ve ever seen Easily the worst lessons I’ve observed in the last 7 years were vocational in nature. NOT because vocational is bad! I’m a fan of vocational […]
Assessment for Learning #EduSketchNote Some visualised thoughts on assessment for learning in your classroom.
Staying organised… We all start out with the best of intentions about how organised we’re going to be each year; planning our courses, mapping out use of resources etc. etc., […]
Sketchnote looking at how to support a trainee teacher…notes from a mentor.
Why do people leave them till last? Objectives are a starting point. You start projects with objectives, you start a journey with a destination (objective!) in mind! So why why […]
Downloadable resource to use when discussing this topic with staff.
The disengaged student Ever had that one student who struggles with any task longer than about 5 minutes, and as a result is disruptive and often asked to leave? If […]
Resources to support outstanding learning Good resources in the hands of a good, well trained teacher can lead to outstanding learning! I’ve been mentoring and coaching a lot of staff […]
‘Boom the behaviour bomb goes off’ Sending students out (for what ever reason) always adds a new challenge to teachers lesson. As soon as you walk out to discuss their […]
Concise communication A simple resource designed to encourage students to be concise in their communication. The challenge I set is to work in pairs, one pose the question, the other […]
Who has a light bulb idea? This is about positive praise! I’m a fan of visual positive praise, displaying work in & out of class, stickers on work, and now, […]
Post-it notes in class I love sticky notes, they come in such interesting shapes and colours, they can so easily be utilised in lessons, in so many ways to support […]
“Marking is the least favorite part of teaching” Most teachers would seem to say that! But effective marking is the not so secret tool in the battle towards outstanding learning! […]
ifaketext.com Saw a screenshot of this web resource tweeted ages ago and only just got back to looking at it this week! Simple idea Type in both sides of a […]
Revision time! Make it a status update! I saw these sticky notes online and was just itching to buy them and use them! Set out like a Facebook status update […]
Don’t forget the Questioning sticks! I’m a big believer in keeping good resources to hand so that you’ll remember to use them more often! So a resource I made some […]
I think CPD needs an overhaul. It takes some really special CPD these days to remove the look of boredom from teachers faces as they sit in their school hall […]
Experience, inexperience and ‘unexperience’ Vocabulary, literacy, key terms, what ever you call it in your class you can’t forget it’s importance! It’s easy to think that when you’re teaching an […]
Guest post by PGCE trainee Trial and Error I’m a trainee teacher, two thirds of the way through my PGCE year. I am engaging in a trial and error process […]
PGCE – Plan & Act! I got a bit hooked on creating these types of plans in October when I was working with a very keen PGCE student (who has […]