A Few of My Favourite Things

This is a presentation that I first gave rather nervously at #TMOxford I then recorded this short MoveNote version for one of Rachel Jones's TeachMeets, although I don't think it was ever used. I then did an extended version (30 mins) via Google Hangout recently, in the second of my bitesize CPD sessions via hangout... Continue Reading →

#TMReading

So this is REALLY late but here are my rather sketchy notes from #TMReading. It was one I was presenting at. It had been a while since I'd done this. I was seriously nervous! @ASTsupportAAli shares some essential messages about being in the classroom with learners. These all rang a bell with me and the rest... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Revision

This year, I'll be lucky enough to be away for the WHOLE of the Easter break: Sydney, here I come! I promise I'll be back...probably! This means that my usual offer of revision sessions and drop-ins for learners will not be possible so a plan B was required. Tomorrow, all learners will be given a... Continue Reading →

Silent Debate and #timelapseclassroom

I've been using silent debate in the classroom for a while now but I'm yet to use it with pens on tables- I'm just not convinced it will come off! Instead, tablecloths/playpaper/wallpaper works really well. I started this time with these silent instructions. I decided to record the lesson as part of #timelapseclassroom #timelapsemeeting We... Continue Reading →

Learning Mats for TeachTweet #ukedchat

If you've read my recent posts, you'll know that I am throwing myself into scary things. This was the first challenge I reluctantly signed up to and it's been a long wait for it to actually take place! In comparison to actual TeachMeet delivery, making a video may seem like the safe option but I... Continue Reading →

Tech Toolbox: Poster Oven and QR Codes

I wanted to create a 'useful websites' wall but I wanted the interactivity that QR codes could provide. I didn't really know how to go about including QR codes so I took the cheat's way out and found Poster Oven- http://www.posteroven.com/ You can change the background and content quickly and easily and the QR codes are... Continue Reading →

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