Taking just a few minutes to ask yourself the following questions – and answer honestly – will help you to start the new half term focussed.
Twitter is a fantastic resource for teachers and even just in its every day form can be a brilliant way to exchange ideas – but one time when it really comes into its own is during chat sessions such as #UKEdChat where hundreds of tweeters converge to share ideas on a common topic for an […]
Encouraging your pupils to collaborate and work as a group can be an excellent way to enhance their learning, keep them motivated and develop skills which are applicable far beyond the context of school. When well-prepared and effectively managed, group work can be very fulfilling for both teacher and learner. I’ve put together a list […]
Save the Children is currently running a very ambitious campaign to raise awareness of the number of children dying each year from preventable diseases. 1 in 5 children miss out worldwide miss out on the vaccines that we take for granted here in the UK. On June 13 the UK is hosting a half day […]
Class blogging is becoming ever more popular as a fantastic way of encouraging young people to write with a purpose, for a real audience and receive genuine feedback. At its best it’s assessment for learning in action. So what’s not to love? Well, although it’s really simple to set up your class blog, sometimes […]
Revision is vital if your students are going to maximise their performance. Here are a few ideas to help them on their way.
Private schools are fighting for the right to remain charities and continue to claim £100m per year in tax relief. Do you think they should win?
Independent learning is a great way of developing lifelong learners – but what role does the teacher have to play? I’ve looked at the crucial role of teacher as facilitator, mentor, coach and guide.
Philip Black, Head Teacher at Bell Baxter High School in Fife might just go down in history as the coolest head teacher in the world after leading a flashmob dance in his school’s canteen and becoming an overnight web sensation. Many of you will have already seen the footage but I just had to share […]
UK Ed Chat is widely received as a fantastic form or CPD – I’m a big fan – but it does have some downfalls and I thought it was time to discuss them…
We all have a personal learning network or PLN. Even if we’ve not reached the dizzy heights of Twitter and the like our PLN is all around us every day. It’s the people that we work with and exchange ideas with. Traditionally our PLN wouldn’t have reached very far beyond the staffroom, but these days […]
I set out to try and find some answers. How can I encourage YOU to comment on MY blog. And this is what I came up with
Simple but effective ideas for ensuring you run a training session that engages your colleagues and has an impact on their working practice.
This year Easter has fallen late and although most of us are finally back at school now, many of us are looking a very short half term with as little as four weeks until Easter Half Term. It hardly feels like enough time to achieve anything much does it? But instead of resigning ourselves to […]