I have recently been browsing the blogs offering advice for NQTs when I came across this one: http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/how-to-destroy-nqts/. This one particularly caught my eye as my thought process evolved so much through the process of me reading it. It begins by introducing the article here: http://lisajaneashes.edublogs.org/2012/08/01/getting-your-behaviour-right/ this article describes a secondary school class who move… Continue Reading.
So it is now official, I have seen my report and I have passed my final assessment. I am no longer a ‘Newly Qualified Teacher’, I am a fully qualified out there alone teacher. Interestingly Milton Keynes LEA, who run one of the NQT induction schemes in the area, have this year extended the courses… Continue Reading.
After Global Classroom chat this week Laurie Renton (@RentonL) wrote this fantastic blog post about the life of a teacher (see it here: http://laurierenton.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/work-a-four-letter-word-for-many-but-not-me/). The main gist of it explains how being a teacher is more than work, it is a lifestyle and there are those that ‘get it’ and those that ‘don’t’. I absolutely… Continue Reading.
This July was the first time which I had heard about Global Classroom chats on Twitter. These are a series of chats which are hosted at times appropriate to the various timezones around the world. The first chat I participated in was Canada, USA and UK and the topic was ‘Blogging as a Vehicle for… Continue Reading.
After reading a blog post by Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic) about his ‘Friendly Monsters’ (see here: http://blog.classdojo.com/index.php/324/) I was excited to try Class Dojo’s website a try for a new way of behaviour management in class. Here’s how it works. The teacher creates a Class Dojo account and then creates a ‘class’ I started with my… Continue Reading.
After a successful introduction to blogging for year 4 (see blog post: here) we have decided to extend blogging throughout the school. This will be the first major ICT initiative recently and will be a challenge for some members of the staff but I think it is important to ensure equal opportunity to children across the… Continue Reading.
As we are nearing the end of term we are currently having a lot of disrupted lessons due to school production rehearsals and other end of term events that are requesting the children. This then leaves us with a smaller group of children and some freedom to try what we would like to in the… Continue Reading.
Personally I have never been that great at classroom displays; I do not have the creative flash that is needed to make them ingenious. Over the time I have been trying to put something vaguely more interesting than just printing resources from Twinkl or Teacher’s Pet. Please don’t get me wrong, these are fantastic sites… Continue Reading.