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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whilst reading around articles on the internet and looking into the ICT mark I came across the organisation Naace. Naace and I share a similar vision for ICT within education looking at the curriculum as a model to be used throughout subjects and not solely in a discreet session once a week. The free CPD… Continue Reading.
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.