Next month I begin Module 2 of my EdD, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, my pre-module task is a Pecha Kucha (nope, I'd never heard of one either!), an image rich presentation with a time limit of 20 seconds per slide, one question being "What do you think the primary role or purpose … Continue reading A Pecha Kucha!
Cannot believe I have lapsed for so long from my weekly writing! Lots has happened in the past couple of months - firstly, we are now back in our own house and have the space we missed so much, as well as decent wi-fi speed! I have moderated my first Twitter Chat via @networkedcymru and … Continue reading #30daypledge
Watching a DfE teaching recruitment ad through Twitter just now made me think of this phrase... I liked the ad (seen on http://www.campaignlive.co.uk, article dated 1/10/18), it showed education as being a process and it even included a detention! It showed the importance of each stage leading to the next, and culminating in the exam … Continue reading It takes a village…
This week I have really been consolidating my routines in the classroom (and in my own temporary home!), consistency really is the key. Steve Jones, one of my former deputy heads had this as a mantra, every INSET day we were given the phrase "Consistency is the Key"...as an NQT and then early in my … Continue reading Getting back into it.
This week I am writing my blog from my mother in laws apartment. My own house is having some work done and for 4 weeks we are living here, she has decamped to her mothers bungalow - for which I am grateful as there are 2 adults and 2 children living in essentially a one … Continue reading Some Perspective
Yes, this week I started my second year at RCCS and my 15th year teaching. After 2 days of INSET, armed with my already long "To Do" list I welcomed my new, year 7 form on Wednesday. A lot is written in blogs and on social media about the importance of setting out your stall … Continue reading We’re Back!
So, this week is the final week of the holidays and @WomenEd have talked about pledging for a positive change to the gender stereotyping in education this week, so here is my pledge and my hopes for the forthcoming academic year. I hope that through the ICT lessons I teach, I try to show no … Continue reading #Pledgeforchange