Last summer, I published a post titled My aims for next year. A year later, it’s pleasing and satisfying to revisit that post, knowing that I achieved these aims. Admittedly, some were achieved to a greater extent than others, but I can confidently state that I have made progress with all of them. That post did… Continue reading My aims for next year (2017/18)
I love online learning. Our professional development no longer has to rely on school priorities or budgets. Online courses have made it easy to organise our own professional learning. Apart from the Apple Teacher program (which I’m halfway through), I have completed all of the courses below. I highly recommend them. Yes, it’s nice to… Continue reading Online certification courses: five recommendations
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
“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!
This is now my third blog post about Pokémon Go. Like I have said before, I believe that it has a place in the classroom due to its immense popularity. In my previous posts, you can find more ideas on how to integrate it meaningfully. This post offers a new idea that was similarly successful: use Pokémon… Continue reading Using Pokémon Go to spark debate
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
On Tuesday (incidentally my 28th birthday), I co-led some differentiated PD about Google Classroom. The aim is to implement it across the whole of the primary school. We ‘flipped’ the PD by first sharing a short Google Classroom YouTube tutorial. From this, the teachers chose either level 1 or level 2 based on their experience/confidence.… Continue reading Google Classroom next steps