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
Saturday morning, up at 6:30am and straight onto Twitter, then a quick completion of 2 Microsoft Education badges...yes, its the start of the holidays! Having established there are approximately 6 loads of washing needing doing and already a full ironing basket I decided my best course of action was to have a coffee, walk to … Continue reading The Why’s and the Tribe!
It is coming to the end of that crazy term 4 for secondary schools - 1 week remaining in Wales before we break for Easter. It's that half term when everything, and I mean everything, goes into your exam classes. The revision sessions, the questions, the mind maps, quizzing, past papers, pair and group work, … Continue reading Crazy Half Term!
So this week has been hectic...full of cold and cough, terrible weather, busy week! We had options evening on Wednesday and it was good to be able to talk about ICT and Computer Science to prospective students and parents and hopefully we will have a great cohort next year! Then from 4pm Thursday until Saturday … Continue reading Quick Week!