Mind the crevice

In recent months, I began to feel - so acutely - the distance between me and what Further Education is really all about, widening. I could no longer put my finger on what we were doing - what was it really all about? What was I here for? What impact was I having? These spreadsheets, …

#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 …

Student wellbeing and revision survival bags

I was recently inspired by this post: http://www.pedagoo.org/teacher-well-being-bags/ I'd heard of people giving wellbeing bags to staff but I'd never really considered it for learners before. I was beginning to get concerned about my learners' stress levels as the exam season looms heavily ahead of us. So I hit the shops at the weekend and this is …

#Nurture1415

So reading through last year's #Nurture1314 post was certainly very interesting.  I've decided to make this one a little more meaningful. My wishes will not be a mere to do list but will contain things that might make a difference. 'I'm excited about what 2014 will hold. There is much to be nervous about and huge …

#nurture1314

The term is over and so is the teaching year. I wrote a 'Top 10 of 2013' at the end of term but then I saw that everyone was doing the #nurture1314 thing and like a sheep, I'm going to follow the crowd. Here are my top 13 successes of 2013: 1. Pass It On CPD This has …