A Few of My Favourite Things

This is a presentation that I first gave rather nervously at #TMOxford

I then recorded this short MoveNote version for one of Rachel Jones’s TeachMeets, although I don’t think it was ever used.

I then did an extended version (30 mins) via Google Hangout recently, in the second of my bitesize CPD sessions via hangout (the first was Piktochart).

Continue reading “A Few of My Favourite Things”

Student wellbeing and revision survival bags

I was recently inspired by this post: http://www.pedagoo.org/teacher-well-being-bags/

I’d heard of people giving wellbeing bags to staff but I’d never really considered it for learners before. I was beginning to get concerned about my learners’ stress levels as the exam season looms heavily ahead of us.

So I hit the shops at the weekend and this is the result:

Continue reading “Student wellbeing and revision survival bags”

Revision

This year, I’ll be lucky enough to be away for the WHOLE of the Easter break: Sydney, here I come! I promise I’ll be back…probably!

This means that my usual offer of revision sessions and drop-ins for learners will not be possible so a plan B was required.

Continue reading “Revision”

Silent Debate and #timelapseclassroom

I’ve been using silent debate in the classroom for a while now but I’m yet to use it with pens on tables- I’m just not convinced it will come off! Instead, tablecloths/playpaper/wallpaper works really well.

I decided to record the lesson as part of #timelapseclassroom

Continue reading “Silent Debate and #timelapseclassroom”

Learning Mats for TeachTweet #ukedchat

If you’ve read my recent posts, you’ll know that I am throwing myself into scary things. This was the first challenge I reluctantly signed up to and it’s been a long wait for it to actually take place!

Continue reading “Learning Mats for TeachTweet #ukedchat”

Tech Toolbox: Poster Oven and QR Codes

I wanted to create a ‘useful websites’ wall but I wanted the interactivity that QR codes could provide. I didn’t really know how to go about including QR codes so I took the cheat’s way out and found Poster Oven- http://www.posteroven.com/

Continue reading “Tech Toolbox: Poster Oven and QR Codes”