Last weekend I began year 2 of my EdD, with a module on Research Methods and I am starting to formulate my thesis plan for next year, whilst also engaging in a critique of another piece of research to help me to determine what makes a good piece of academic research. This resonated with me … Continue reading Taking a Breath!
This term I am starting the year with a new teacher in my department, Miss Jones, an NQT who has moved from the north to the south of the country to take up the post. Not only is she starting a new school, she is a newly qualified teacher and is new to the area...a … Continue reading New Beginnings!
It is the last Friday of the 18-19 academic year. After the weekend it will be the start of the new academic year, the end of the limbo of summer holidays that teachers find themselves in. Over the past 6 weeks I imagine most teachers will have been caught between a mix of sleeping more, … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
I don't know where to start my reflections this week because it has been such a great week for my teaching and learning development! I was reminded of my love for Dead Poets Society and the genius teaching of Mr Keating (Robin Williams) which was released 30 years ago this week and one of many … Continue reading #RCCSTANDL What a Week!
Summer Term 1 or Term 5 was really short this year because Easter was so late in the year. At only 4 weeks, it was possibly one of the shortest half terms I have ever taught, but it was so busy. From submission of controlled tasks to the exam boards in the first week, to … Continue reading Reflection on FlipGrid and Wakelet
I cannot really believe that 2 years ago I was on the verge of leaving the profession as a disheartened and disillusioned teacher, with my own mental health starting to suffer as a result. Here I am now, reflecting on 2 years of real progress, working hard and continuing to build and grow on the … Continue reading 2 Years On…
Today is the final day of the Easter break, a break that I certainly needed! Physically and, if I'm honest, mentally I needed to stop, take a rest and relax and that is what I have done! It was a crazy busy half term, really productive but no amount of ticking ever seemed to get … Continue reading #RCCSWellbeing