I really can't believe it is coming to the end of the summer term and a year since I left my previous school. I do feel like part of the furniture so to speak at Risca...and I almost know whether to go clockwise or anticlockwise in the upstairs corridor to reach specific rooms!! On Monday … Continue reading Another Busy Week!
Why KidsMeet? About 6 months ago I was looking through Twitter and a word caught my eye…KidsMeet. Having attended a couple of TeachMeets and planning to attend a few more, I knew the format of a typical TeachMeet, 7 minute presentations from teachers sharing their practice, ideas, tips with other teachers usually after work or … Continue reading #KidsMeetCardiff
I cannot believe I missed writing last week, it was my birthday weekend and it was pretty busy but it got to Monday evening and my kids reminded me that I hadn't written anything! So what has been going on over the past two weeks...lots! For my birthday (obviously the most important part!) I saw … Continue reading NDLE 2018 & More!
This week I was described as being part of someones PLN...and it got me thinking about what exactly a Professional Learning Network is. In the past, I have been directed to join with specific teachers and to discuss specific things to create a professional learning community or network - to the do some work and … Continue reading Self Created PLN’s
This week has been full of CPD opportunities. On Tuesday we held the final of our current series of Parent Information Sessions, run by the digital leadership team. All three sessions were planned and delivered by the digital leaders, as part of their role and toward their Digital Hero certificates, I was really proud of … Continue reading From Mental Health to Flipgrid (and lots in between!)
After 14+ years in the classroom, I'd like to think I'd pretty much got a handle on teaching, and I believe it comes down to relationships (as does everything in life!) I've taught in 2 schools now (other than a term on supply as an NQT) and both have children coming from pockets of deprivation … Continue reading Relationships vs Grades
This week we started a new mentoring process at school, targeting a few individuals in year 8 who we felt would benefit from a bit of extra one to one support. Being run by our Senior AHT approximately 10 staff each have selected a pupil to work with on a fortnightly basis - the Headteacher … Continue reading Home/School Relationships