This February half term has been my 1 year anniversary on Twitter (actively using, not since I first signed up) and I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the impact that this has had on me, my teaching, my class and our learning. This time last year it was my NQT year and… Continue Reading.
One evening I was aimlessly looking through tweets on Twitter and I came across a very cool idea. Showing the power of Twitter visually, by mapping all the places people retweet it in a close amount of time. Below you can see the journey of my one little tweet in roughly 3 hours – I… Continue Reading.
Back in November I attended the first in three courses in a pilot for the LEA surrounding ‘Creative Maths’. Ever eager to attend CPD opportunities I approached the course with an open mind and had a great time. The session started with 3 activities around a room, one being an outdoor checkers board which had… Continue Reading.
I have been considering organising a Teachmeet now for some time mainly due to how hard I have found it making teacher connections across Milton Keynes. There are pockets of connections here and there but nothing that I’ve truly been able to get into, even with over 6 months of making as many connections, web-based… Continue Reading.
Firstly, as is always the case, these are my own opinions and experiences based on a teacher in a classroom. I am not senior management so those aspects of the implementation and organisation are beyond my knowledge. In September my school started in International Primary Curriculum (IPC), something that we’d been preparing to do for… Continue Reading.
When I was job hunting the year before last I had a few schools who used children to interview me as part of the interview process. This was usually either the school council or the year 6 heads of house asking a prearranged set of questions. This time when it came to the Digital Leader… Continue Reading.
What seems like ages ago (possibly in the Summer) I was lucky enough to get an offer from Neil Smith (@neilnjae), at a Raspberry Jam event, to volunteer to run a Code Club in my school. This week we have finally started, for those of you who haven’t heard of it check out their site… Continue Reading.
Over the past term my class have made a range of connections around the world, including around the UK. This was partly a conscious decision on my part, due to the reception the children gave to our class blog last year I wanted to continue their global awareness and partly through opportunities arising. The children… Continue Reading.