Category Archives: Humanity

It’s time to stop dumbing down vocabulary in Primary Maths…

This article first appeared on Tes Online news (here) “When I look at the word problem I know that the numbers and the word ‘altogether’ are important. It tells me that we are adding the two numbers together.” “The equation … Continue reading

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Smile until Christmas and beyond..

          Don’t smile until Christmas! That was the advice I ( as I am sure many other NQTs are) was given before starting my first year as a teacher.  Let’s just take a moment to think … Continue reading

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Ten things I’ve learnt about teaching…

This is a reworked version of a blog I posted 2 years ago in a different place at the end of my 3rd year… 2 years have since passed but a lot of what I wrote rings true still so … Continue reading

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Why you should do assemblies differently!

Think back to when you were at school….. What were assemblies were like? Rows upon rows of children all facing the all-mighty teacher that had happened to sign up to that assembly. Imparting knowledge they had learnt from google/book they … Continue reading

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Transition into leadership…

A colleague of mine asked if they could interview me for their dissertation on feedback culture… and whilst I hope I helped them, it also helped me to reflect on just how far I’ve come in my journey over the … Continue reading

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Hello Spring Term!

So my favourite time of year is over and the holidays are almost done…  The day before I have to go back to work has arrived after a glorious two weeks of family time and festivities… I’m sure you all … Continue reading

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It all started 6 years ago..

So this popped up on my time hop this morning….  That drive to Warwick and back marked the start of a new adventure. One of the biggest adventures I have been on (so far) in my life. An adventure that … Continue reading

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