This week marked my blog’s first birthday! My first post was published on March 22nd 2016. One year, 59 posts, 70,000 views and 1,726 followers later, here I am still loving it and benefiting from it more than ever. Thank you to every reader who has supported it and encouraged me. When I started, many… Continue reading Finding time to blog
I believe that maths (generally) is a damaged subject. What other subject provokes a lifelong fear in learners? Teachers often focus on the wrong things and teach in inaccessible ways. Good maths teachers know that mathematics is a wonderful subject for all learners, it’s deeply conceptual and lends itself perfectly to exciting learning engagements. It’s actually my… Continue reading Five maths practices to scrap in 2017
As teachers, we don’t always get things right. Sometimes we make choices for the wrong reasons and forget to prioritise relationships and learning. We’re only human! Here’s an example of this: A few months ago, I published a post about how I shared my love of Harry Potter and how this influenced my students (click… Continue reading Why I donated my immaculate books
Apple has recently released the free Apple Teacher program. I would like to become an Apple Distinguished Educator at some point, but I’m not yet familiar enough with Apple products. The Apple Teacher program is a perfect introduction. To sign up, click here. The program offers two options: the iPad course or the Mac course.… Continue reading Five handy iPad tips to support students
Last week (12-18 February 2017) was Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week 2017. The RAK Foundation is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power of kindness and the importance of spreading it. Since 1995, RAK Week has been an annual celebration of kindness. I had never heard of it until this year. How sad! If… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWeek2017
My students and I used Seesaw regularly throughout last year. You can see my previous posts here. Since then, I have taken a break from Seesaw to assist with trialling some alternative portfolio/blogging platforms. Though there are many apps that are decent and constantly improving, Seesaw just seems to be one step ahead. For that… Continue reading Seesaw information (from a new Seesaw Ambassador)
This post was inspired by @YuniSantosa, who blogged about her aim of starting Genius Hour with her students but still hasn’t found the time. As she states, sometimes we need to ‘give ourselves a kick up the butt’. You can read her post here. This got me thinking about my own aims that have not yet been… Continue reading What’s on your ‘someday’ list?