There are fewer achievements more important for today's 16-year-olds than a Maths GCSE. And that's not just because you need it to move onto your next step but also because, along with English, it is one of the only GCSEs you continue to be asked to produce well into your working life. The stakes could hardly … Continue reading Is there a cheaper option than 1-to-1 tuition?
Are you a secondary school teacher? Could you spare 15-20 minutes during the Christmas and New Year lull to help me out? I am studying with the University of Southampton, working on a project with FFT (linked to the Fischer Family Trust) to understand how teachers are using data in secondary schools (focusing on Key Stages … Continue reading Teachers using data: should things change?
Not everyone wants the truth. We could go as far as to say that there are questions to which none of us want honest answers. In the course of the past few weeks I have read many reports, journal articles and chapters of books. The aim of most, if not all, of these has been to … Continue reading Honest answers to honest questions
I'm now a couple of weeks into the Masters course and it's dawning on me just how much material there is out there. To be able to write intelligently in my assignments and in my dissertation (come the New Year), I need to read around the subject as much as I can. There is a quote … Continue reading Read, read, have a cup of tea and read some more
It's been nine months in the making, but today I became a student again. Virtually all of that time has been spent waiting, one way or another, for this day. At times over the past couple of months, the inertia of life while I wait has been almost too much to handle. I'm used to … Continue reading Back to the Future
See on Scoop.it - Teaching & Learning Over 178,000 views and 170,500 downloads in over 135 countries! (as of 8.5.13) - must be good? You can find a link to TES Resources here and download the template. Other versions are here. Availabl... Luke Wood's insight: The 5 Minute Lesson Plan looks like a highly effective … Continue reading The 5 Minute Lesson Plan
Today I completed my gruelling, but amazing, NQT induction at a lovely school. It's been a fantastic year working with such willing students and such dedicated staff, yet despite being in the privileged position of having a permanent contract in a top performing department in an 'outstanding' school, I made the decision to move on … Continue reading “Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else”