“Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group space to the individual space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and creatively engage in the subject manner.” Jon Bergmann, 2016 This weekend, I completed… Continue reading I’m Flipped Learning Certified!
Fellow bloggers have been seeing in the new year by selecting their top posts from 2016 and sharing them once again. I enjoyed revisiting the posts and even found some that I missed when they were first published. I’m a few days late, but I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. These are not necessarily the top performing… Continue reading Favourite five from 2016
I was back home over Christmas. A few days in, I was given a reminder of the education system in England. This was the front cover of the local newspaper: On page 18, every school in the local area is listed in a league table, showing progress scores in maths, reading and writing, along with the percentage of students… Continue reading The problems with school league tables
‘Mindfulness’ is a term that I’ve heard floating around over the last couple of years, but I didn’t really get it. Nobody ever really explained it to me and I never took the time to research it myself. This year, following a school-wide effort and excellent PD sessions led by John Shanahan, I have come to… Continue reading Why mindfulness?
Corey Engstrom is a Californian blogger who interviews teachers from around the world about educational technology and how it can be used to enhance learning. I was recently contacted by Corey who wanted to know more about G Suite (previously known as Google Apps for Education) and how I use it to promote collaboration and digital citizenship.… Continue reading Adam Hill on Google Apps for Education (Interview for ‘Teacher Tech Trials’)
As we approach the end of 2016, and I sit in the airport with my festive gingerbread latte, I’m reflecting on the calendar year gone by. What a year it has been for me! I’ll always remember 2016 as the year that I started blogging. I believe that I have made a success of it. The… Continue reading Merry Christmas, followers!
In addition to blogging, one of my favourite hobbies is reading. I read a variety of books but, on the whole, I generally read children’s novels or teen novels. I don’t know why. They just appeal to me more than ‘grown-up’ books. This puts me in a great position as a year four teacher because my reading… Continue reading Harry Potter and the teacher’s influence