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September 2, 2020
by Amy Fraser
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Digital Footprints

After researching more about what a digital footprint is through the Digital Literacy Bitesize Unit 2, it has allowed me to fully understand how important it is to be careful about what you post/ do online. I remember we had a lecture in first year about how important it is to be careful with what […] Continue reading

February 5, 2020
by Isla Campbell
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A memorable learning experience

I can admit I don’t remember much about school, primary school in particular, with this in mind there is something that was life changing  for me in my secondary school career. I remember in my fifth year of secondary school I was going through a very hard time with my mathematics. this is a subject … Continue reading A memorable learning experience Continue reading

January 27, 2020
by Zara Aitken
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Second Year

First semester of second year went in a flash! My summer was awful, I had two bereavment’s in one week and spent most of my summer away from my own children 600 miles away. Because of my awful summer I was really looking forward to having the opportunity to go out on another school placement […] Continue reading

November 11, 2019
by Claire Smith
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It’s not meetings… it’s CIRCLE TIME!

I always like a quick reflection here and there. And I always do love a few Christmas decorations here and there. But, you see, it’s only the 11th of November – lots more days left – and we are already seeing Starbucks sell your coffee because… ‘you really want that Christmas tree cup.’ I was … Continue reading “It’s not meetings… it’s CIRCLE TIME!” Continue reading

September 18, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Learning from Life

Learning from Life Reflection Last year, I really surprised myself while on placement. I was so nervous– which was expected– but I was unaware of how at ease I soon became once I knew exactly what was expected of me and where everything was, and I just got carried away with the flow of the […] Continue reading

April 23, 2019
by Zara Aitken
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In-Service Day – ACEs

Today I attended a talk and workshop based around ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The talk was carried out by Chris Kilkenny who himself had many ACEs in his childhood. Now at 24, Chris talks about his experiences and how as teachers we can take 5 minutes out of our day to speak to children, find […] Continue reading

February 11, 2019
by Michelle Mackie
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Reflections and relationships

Reflections As I reflect back over my pre visit placement week, I am thrilled how it went. My school is warm and welcoming and I am working with a teacher who has similar values to myself. I thoroughly enjoyed working with individuals and groups, and I taught 2 class lessons – both of which went … Continue reading Reflections and relationships Continue reading

February 4, 2019
by Betty Malley
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Don’t. Give. Up.

From the ages of pre-birth to three years old, a major part of the child’s emotional capacity is developed. Meaning that it is vital, from before the child is born to the day it turns three years old, that you maintain a positive attitude and positive behaviours when around the child. If this is not […] Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Kirsty Fraser
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Importance of relationships at the early stages on life.

Relationships are key for children at a young age. I watched a video by Suzanne Zeedyk and John Carnocha on the development of the brain in the early stages of a child’s life. This video made me as a practitioner realise how important it is to promote, in my classroom, positive relationships between everyone. The […] Continue reading

January 22, 2019
by Fiona Smith
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What’s your brain like? (hwb)

Suzanne Zeedyk- ‘Pre-birth to three: Importance of early years’  The 8 minute video on the importance of early years was short but very impactful. It made me think of what environment children come from and that each child is unique in their own way. Cultures in every aspect of the world are different which creates …

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January 21, 2019
by Lillian Harle
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Reflections for Me…

One of the most important moments in semester one for my professional development was actually at the beginning of semester two when we received our results for the values essay. For me, semester one was full different emotions. In the beginning, I was quite relaxed, I understood the majority of what was said in the […] Continue reading

January 18, 2019
by Louise Gerrard
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Suzanne Zeedyk is a current theorist who explores the study of neuroscience. Zeedyk explains how important the pre-birth stage is as well as the development outside the womb and stressed that development of the brain doesn’t stop when children are aged 3 within her Youtube clip. Suzanne Zeedyk believes neuroscience helps babies brains function properly … Continue reading “Relationships” Continue reading

January 15, 2019
by Rachel Billes
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Seeing the World Through a Different Lens

This post is of a very personal nature and one that I have considered not posting at all, probably because I know that in doing this I will be putting myself in a very vulnerable position. However, I am generally a believer that it is important to share our experiences as way of learning from […] Continue reading

January 15, 2019
by Heather Brown
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The Brains of the Classroom

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk’s and John Carnochan OBE’s videos by Education Scotland, empathise the need to create safe environments, to nurture and aid children to be able to deal with and contribute to society today. Dr Zeedyk’s describes the neuroscience behind the brains development  and explains how easy it is for young people to cope with […] Continue reading

November 26, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Have I discovered maths?

Today was our last input for discovering mathematics. Throughout this module I have discovered a few things including mathematics. This journey of discovery hasn’t been easy but I can officially say I understand fully the fundamental ideas of mathematics. Essentially, I have discovered: what the fundamental ideas of mathematics is, different aspects of mathematics within … Continue reading Have I discovered maths? Continue reading

November 16, 2018
by Nadine Duncan
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The Daily Mile-matics

Throughout this module, we have often been asked to reflect on our own experiences of learning mathematics at school and my memories are almost exclusively textbooks in the classroom and being excited that you had filled all of the squared paper in your jotter.  Fast forward 15 years or so to ‘Miss Duncan’ teaching mathematics […] Continue reading

November 7, 2018
by Morgan Watt
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Can Mathematics be Beautiful?

Maths, beautiful? Before I would have never of put these two words in the same sentence. Now I will say maths can be beautiful. After allowing myself to really understand how this can be and how maths can make things more pleasing to the eye I can put maths and beautiful together. The Rule of […] Continue reading

November 4, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Is maths beautiful?

Maths makes our portraits beautiful. Recently, we had an input surrounding maths and art. This is something I really enjoyed, after this input I began to think about how much mathematics is actually involved in life, even art. So, how does maths make us beautiful? To explain, I think I should firstly show you some … Continue reading Is maths beautiful? Continue reading

October 31, 2018
by Maeve Henderson
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Visit to Flexible Childcare Services

On Monday my group visited the Flexible Childcare services in Dundee. This organisation runs a day-care centre for children ranging from babies to sixteen year olds. However there is no set price per child, the cost of the child care depends on the parents income. Therefore this makes this organisation unique from others as it […] Continue reading

October 24, 2018
by Iain Thomson
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Wake up! Grab a brush and put on a little (lot of) makeup!

While driving home from university, an interesting program came on the radio regarding the makeup industry (You and Yours, Radio 4, 27:45). Whereas, the radio show was reporting on the business and economics of the industry, I could not stop thinking about the pressure that this industry puts on young women of all ages. The […] Continue reading

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