#teacher5aday

So Martyn Reah began the #teacher5aday hashtag on Twitter in order to tackle the urgent need for staff working within education to focus more on their wellbeing. This week, I tried to hit one thing for each of the 5 during the week: #notice is the one I like the most and was certainly the …

Easter Reflections

On return to work tomorrow, I'll be asking my learners to complete some short reflections on their Easter revision. We'll discuss the other things they got up to but we need to evaluate our next steps in the weeks leading to their exams. My Easter has, as planned, been more than two weeks of total …

Learner Planned Lessons

Last term, my learners took it in turns to plan seminars and they became increasingly confident with this as they wrote challenging questions and imagined new ways of engaging their peers. This term, I decided to group the learners so that those of them struggling with their confidence could work more interdependently and so that …

Reflective Practice

The below presentation (click here to view a Google Slides version and download) comes from a guest slot I gave to a CIPD group today on 'reflective practice.' It got me to thinking about models of reflection I use at present and I decided for new teachers, it might be helpful to create some frameworks to guide reflection. These …

No More Excuses

Writing on this site is often a necessary catharsis. I am compelled to openly reflect on my teaching practice. To those of you reading, apologies. I am not thinking of you a great deal of the time. It's me, not you. This isn't a break-up as such but it is perhaps a parting of ways. …