Assessment · Child Development · Differentiation · Flipped Classroom · Growth Mindset · Individual Needs · Maths

Five maths practices to scrap in 2017

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

Assessment · Ed Tech · Organisation · Reporting · Student-centred

Seesaw information (from a new Seesaw Ambassador)

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)

Assessment · Differentiation · Ed Tech · Flipped Classroom

I’m Flipped Learning Certified!

“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!

Assessment · Classroom Display · Discussions · Ed Tech · Organisation · Workload

Ten strategies to manage your teacher workload

In a previous post, I outlined my strong beliefs about why teachers should have a reduced workload. I argued that less is more, for several reasons. I shared my experience of working in the notoriously stressful UK system and how my life has changed since moving abroad. The international reactions to that post have made… Continue reading Ten strategies to manage your teacher workload

Assessment · Differentiation · Ed Tech · Flipped Classroom · Maths

EDpuzzle for flipped learning

A few months ago, I shared my initial experiences of flipping my classroom using my own videos and YouTube. That post can be found here. Since then, I have continued to flip learning (in various ways) in order to utilise precious classroom time and to make home learning more purposeful. Thanks to Dickie (our ICT… Continue reading EDpuzzle for flipped learning