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Africa Creative Fortnight

November 20th 2011

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For the last 2 weeks I have been ‘teaching’ or rather ‘participating’* in a Creative Fortnight at my school. This is where we go off timetable for the whole 2 week period, including Maths and Literacy and plan things just related to a topic. The topic for this Creative Fortnight was ‘Continents’ and the continent… Continue Reading.

The return of Prospero

October 28th 2011

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During my PGCE I blogged about a school who were participating in an experiential learning project using the character Prospero who set the challenge for the class to find out all about a period of time, in that case World War I, to then record it for a page in his journal. You can see… Continue Reading.

Film Club

October 26th 2011

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During my PGCE year I was lucky enough to have a placement in a school who were using the Film Club organisation for an after school club and I thought it was a fantastic idea. Starting my school in September I straight away set to organising my own.   If you are unfamiliar with Film… Continue Reading.

First School, First Class, Where to Begin?

August 1st 2011

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So now I’ve finally made it, after all of these years of education, preparation and then the last few months of relentless job hunting I have finally got my first teaching job at Bradwell Village School in Milton Keynes.   Now I have reached the point where I just think, where do I start?  … Continue Reading.

Interview Lessons

June 14th 2011

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Over the course of the job hunting process I attended quite a range of interviews; all but one asked me to be observed teaching as well as having the spoken interview. These lessons ranged from the shortest being 8 minutes, no I’m not kidding, 8 minutes, up to the longest being 45 minutes to showcase… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet Coventry

May 25th 2011

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Prior to now I had never heard of a Teachmeet but having been told about the event it sounded like it would be an interesting way to meet and chat to teachers. The event itself was interesting; there was one school who were having their staff meeting there (which I thought was a genius idea)… Continue Reading.

Diary Room

March 20th 2011

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As we were reaching the end of our projects it was time for those all important evaluations, what had they learnt? What did they enjoy doing? What did they think they did well? We all understand the importance of this reflective process, however, it can become quite stale and unfortunately this does not evoke the… Continue Reading.

Experiential Learning

March 19th 2011

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During my placement at Newton Regis Primary School in a mixed year 5/6 class the staff were embarking on a trial of an experiential learning project following the idea that the children should experience the events, through role play and other means, to allow them to be submersed and truly understand what life was like… Continue Reading.

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Switched on iPad: Science

Contributed four lesson plans surrounding embedding the use of tablets to enhance learning in Science for Switched on iPad: Science

Teaching with Tablets

Contributed two chapters titled ‘Visible Learning’ and ‘Children as Researchers’ in Teaching with Tablets

Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Contributed some annotated lesson plans to model what to consider when ‘Planning Computing’ in Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Contributed a lesson and some discussion (half a chapter) ‘Extending Computing to Meet Individual Needs in KS2’ in Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

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