Snow Days and Digital Learning

The Beast from the East raised some challenges for learning last week, but there are several digital tools that we can use to support pupils from a distance. The more that schools and teachers embrace these technologies and encourage pupils to do the same, the more we can support their learning in our subjects, in the digital world that they will be inhabiting in the future, and in developing their self reliance and study skills.

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Half Way Through Probation Year

I was hoping to post more regularly through my probation year but, you know what, it's just been a bit hectic! Good hectic! Fun hectic! Challenging hectic. Rewarding hectic! I still go to work with a smile on my face and for the most part I am going home with one too. I know I've … Continue reading Half Way Through Probation Year

Teachers with guns? Wait! What???

Last week the news rang out of yet another mass shooting in American school. This time 17 dead in a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Worryingly this was the 18th school shooting in America in 2018 (roughly 1 every 3 days) and there have been 290 since Sandy Hook in … Continue reading Teachers with guns? Wait! What???