Wow! What an amazing experience this was! On Friday I got to speak on the GEC Edtech Collective panel about all things digital, especially how we get the next generation interested and involved in the digital marketplace. Organised by @nicoleponsford, I was joined by @Holly_PJ, @Ka81 and @CailtinMcRu on stage and several other fabulous ladies … Continue reading BETT 2020
How exciting the start of 2020 has been for me! Checking the work emails just before I went back to school in January I saw the announcement that our school had become a Microsoft Showcase School! We had already successfully become a Microsoft School and had since had 3 teachers, myself included, become Microsoft Innovative … Continue reading 2020…What a Start!
In 2013, my Head of Department bought an iPad and brought it into school...little did I know that this would change the direction of my teaching career and give me opportunities I had never even considered. At the time I was teaching RE, had two children under 3 year old, had completed my MA in … Continue reading Professional Learning Works!
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!