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.
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
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???
The first three weeks of teaching are behind me and it's been a whirlwind! My original plan was to update the blog with my planning, the first days and then a weekly update but there's just been so much to do, so much to read and get my head round. Here's my thoughts so far. … Continue reading First few weeks
A lot is made of the holiday time that teachers get but it's already clear to me that it is well earned and much needed. I am going to make the most of my first summer holiday as a teacher.
Time to make a decision about my path for next year. I've been through the full 7 stages of grief.
This is my first foray into the world of blogging. At the ripe old age of 40, I decided to have a career change and follow a long held desire to get in to teaching.