There are somethings that I just prefer to have written down. I often plan lessons as I'm walking around or doing jobs around the house or travelling to school. I find that one idea triggers another and the lessons evolve into something different from year to year or even week to week. I am not … Continue reading Science Teaching: Lesson Planning
So I have given up Facebook and Instagram. Hopefully forever. What on Earth is the world coming to when everything you do is done to get the perfect photo to post on social media. This realisation isn't a new one, but the addiction had previously overruled the logic in my brain. The tipping point happened … Continue reading Trying to read more…… January
I am very lucky in that I have a bit of time this week to start thinking about the year ahead. It will be my second year in Shanghai and I already feel much more prepared than last year. I know a lot of my students already and how the school works. I am really … Continue reading Getting ready for the new school year… here we go again!
I love to make lists and try to organise myself more. I am constantly punishing myself for not being tidier and not having more of a clue what is going on in any given day, at any given moment. As a teacher, when I’m working at full speed I don’t have time to deliberate over … Continue reading Mindly…. a way to get things done?
To say that the app Seesaw: The Learning Journal has changed the way I teach after 8 years in the profession is a big statement. But truthfully this app is what two of my department have called a ‘game changer’. Thankfully the students seem to like it too and with its intuitive and attractive looking … Continue reading Seesaw Review: the app that changed the way I teach…
For me, planning and organising revision lessons is difficult. You end up with a classroom of students who range from the 'I know all of my weaknesses’ to the 'I don’t know where to start’. And of course once you get to the point that the students can identify their weaknesses (clue checklists, quizzes and … Continue reading 5 ideas to make your revision lessons engaging and possibly even exciting!