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The Power of Transparency in Schools

This has been one of the most positive weeks since the start of the school year but there were a few moves that might have backfired. 
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How to make a memorable end of term assembly for all: 

How do you engage a five year old while delivering a thought provoking message to an eighteen year old at the same time? How do you deliver a Christmas assembly even though not all your students celebrate Christmas?  Continue reading “How to make a memorable end of term assembly for all: “

Ten days as a new Head Teacher

Not one to say no to an opportunity in my personal and my professional career, I took on my first Headship in a new school two weeks ago.  Continue reading “Ten days as a new Head Teacher”

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Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?

The last day of the academic year and the last day at my second international school – it’s always the same – you’re wrapping up the year, clearing your office, delivering lessons, assemblies, planning for September and so on…you think you are in control and then boom! The final hour is here! Continue reading “Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?”

One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!

Within seconds of getting out of my car I’ve smiled and said “good morning” to a colleague, by the time I’ve walked to my office at 07:00 I’ve smiled and spoken with three early bird students.  Continue reading “One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!”

#15MinForum: Active learning

Deputy Head Jeff Ison got our #15MinForum active this week and shared theory and strategies for active learning in the classroom. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Active learning”

#15MinForum: Engaging their minds

As a trainee teacher on placement and often for most NQT’s the number of behaviour strategies you have in your toolkit is crucial. To have a variety of techniques to use depending on the student or students you are dealing with, the situation and environment is key to the amount of teaching and learning that takes place in your environment.  Continue reading “#15MinForum: Engaging their minds”

Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?

I am not sharing how many years ago I left school but my last day at school involved the obligatory assembly, shirt signing, notebook messages and a lot of photographs taken with a camera. One of those cameras that you wound on with your thumb Continue reading “Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?”

EVENT: Tenby’s First #TeachMeet

As part of Tenby’s #CPD programme I will be hosting an internal #TenbyTeachMeet on Wednesday, 16 March, 2016.

A blanket session for all staff to attend and takeaway something new to use in your own classroom.

To find out more and sign up to present watch a short animation here. Continue reading “EVENT: Tenby’s First #TeachMeet”

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