Do you know who Ada Lovelace is? Did you know she was instrumental in the invention of the modern computer? Did you know she was a close friend and collaborator with Charles Babbage?
It is always a pleasure to be invited to write for Innovate My School. My latest feature focuses on how to develop the mindset of an innovator and how to […]
Middle Leader unsure if you are fully prepared for an inspection? Preparing for an inspection isn’t easy, there’s a lot to pull together and plan. Everyone knows inspections require late […]
I’m on a mission this year to make marking across my faculty the best in school! Want to join me? Marking I want teachers across my faculty to mark in […]
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 […]
A simple start to assessing without levels - and directions to further reading and support online.
Some advice on stretch and challenge ...
Dear parents, did you know your son/daughter has pizza for breakfast every day?
Classroom Posters I recently bought these two posters from @dadndesignthinking they’re beautifully striking, learners stopped as they came into the room to read them (a good start). Teachers stopped in […]
6 Second inspiration Having seen some fantastically creative vine videos popping up on Twitter with increasing regularity this year I have signed up to the Twitter owned site myself. You […]
Designing and creating effective Theme/Working Walls. A Primary Perspective An underlying vision that I have in my mind when adapting, re-inventing or creating theme/working walls is ‘don’t give too much […]
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 […]
In dreams… An amusing look at the things we teachers dream about. Please follow and like us:
Interview? If Ofsted is the ‘Grim Reaper’ then I don’t know what interviews are because they make me more nervous than the big O! From September I’m starting a new […]
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 […]
Seeing is believing Being able to observe good teaching and learning is an art! It’s something that comes with practice. There are a number of obstacles in the way of […]
Clouds in school The concept has been around ages! 6 years ago I tried very hard to convince a school that this was the future, to no avail, thankfully my […]
Streamlining the little things It’s often the little things that cause the biggest problems, like the simple ideas that are badly managed and take too long to realise. Well, Google […]
World Book Day Thursday 6th March 2014 Young boys generally read less and struggle more in English class at school. Sad but true. However it doesn’t have to be or […]
Share ideas and improve learning and teaching Site readership in 2013 It’s quite exciting as a teacher sharing ideas online to see a visual presentation of where in the world […]
Cover all the bases! You’ve got to cover all bases when trying to share good practice! That’s what I’ve learned in the last two years as I’ve done more and […]
Grading debate. There’s a lot of talk online at the moment about Ofsted grading individual lessons during inspections, you can read more on this HERE and HERE. What’s your opinion? […]
Follow a Primary example! Now this post isn’t likely to be earth-shattering to many teaching in Primary schools, but it’s something that Secondary teachers often lament the lack of in […]
Collaboration has always been key to teaching and learning, we want learner to have collaborative skills, and we need good teacher to work collaboratively to improve teaching and learning practices. […]