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October 13, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Did you say ‘let’s read?’ Oh… I’d love to!

Reading week is here. (Almost.) And that reminds me of letters, words and sentences: are they the raw essentials for a book? I think letters create words. I wonder if words can act as sentences alone? I see that most sentences need a verb. That’s how we all started learning English – and essentially, university … Continue reading “Did you say ‘let’s read?’ Oh… I’d love to!” Continue reading

October 4, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Teaching for Equity and Wellbeing: Lecture-related Post

  (Sorry… the title today is rather uninspiring… so if you can think of one that’s utra-inspiring… feel free to inspire me!) Reading. On. Poverty – and closing the attainment gap. Oh, and emotional and physical health in the classroom. It’s all weighty stuff because … as teachers… we do not possess the super-power of … Continue reading “Teaching for Equity and Wellbeing: Lecture-related Post” Continue reading

October 3, 2019
by Eilidh Carlisle
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How Deferral Enabled Me To Thrive, Not Cope

With the ‘Give Them Time’ campaign in the midst of lobbying government, I feel there is no better time to discuss deferral and why I agree that funding should be open to all those who need it. 15 years ago my wonderful mother walked into my nursery, and requested my deferral for the following year. […] Continue reading

September 27, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Fractions! Did you just call for pizza – and a party?!

We have had a few inputs now on mathematics: and they have all been most useful in helping me to realise that imagination is maths and maths is imagination. Long way to say it; basically think to the limits of space. Endless? Yes. Claire needs to enter the classroom and not just see the earthly … Continue reading “Fractions! Did you just call for pizza – and a party?!” 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

May 17, 2019
by Claire Smith
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SO, Summer: LET’S MOVE FOWARD!

So, after learning about my learning placement (Lfl ’19) … I’ve decided to account myself to my learning more and uptake in the sport of writing a daily blog over summer. It’s not aiming to be a massive task, but something educationally amusing. A cocktail of words a day doesn’t do anyone any harm! It’s … Continue reading “SO, Summer: LET’S MOVE FOWARD!” Continue reading

May 14, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Well, c’est la vie – and it’s bonne!

I thought I would write. Write quickly – not a long post, but a “hello Summer, goodbye Second Semester” reflection. Time has passed and placement is now over. Over and done with, unfortunately. But, well, that’s it. This year has flown into history (too quickly) and even though my Lfl ’19 placement did not challenge … Continue reading “Well, c’est la vie – and it’s bonne!” 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 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

February 4, 2019
by Rachel Billes
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“You’re Such a Child!”

When was the last time you skipped down the street, dressed up as a princess, marveled at the sound of snow crunching beneath your feet, pretended to be a fictional character, had a dance party or made up a silly song? I am not embarrassed to admit that I have done all of the above […] Continue reading

February 2, 2019
by Emma Boyd
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Science in the Primary School

For most of my school friends, the highlights of our week were going to science lessons and seeing what experiments we could beg our teacher to do with us. I always loved science. It wasn’t something that I can remember doing in the classroom of my primary school, but I have great memories of going …

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January 24, 2019
by Annie Carruthers
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History – Repeating itself?

For my first input on Social Subjects and History, I feel inspired, motivated and ready for the challenge. I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society. SOC 2-03a Ø Think about the selected outcome. This outcome not only involves researching […] Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Out with the Myths and in with the Maths!

When I first got to our first Maths input, I was really looking forward to it as I haven’t attended a Maths class in four and a half years (AHHH). Tara started us off with drawing a scale and we had to mark the scale depending on how we felt about teaching Maths- 10 being […] Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Louise Gerrard
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Food and Health

  Familarise yourself with First & Second Level Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes. develop my self-awareness, self-worth and respect for others meet challenges, manage change and build relationships experience personal achievement and build my resilience and confidence understand and develop my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills understand how what I eat, … Continue reading “Food and Health” Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Annie Carruthers
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Intro to HWB

SUGAR CRASH – RTE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_iZ5HaQwA Can teach children about different types of sugar Show an item that is high in sugar such as chocolate then one low in sugar. Get children to measure out amounts of sugar next to them and see what they think about Sugar in both savory and sweet foods amount of […] Continue reading

January 20, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Let’s bubble about – right now!

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… we should play. Why don’t we collect our pennies, count them up and link hands in a chain to the toy shop? Hand in hand, we trot (and try not gallop) to Smyths. Who doesn’t adore an hour in the den of all dens, shops of all shops? Some adults. But, for … Continue reading “Let’s bubble about – right now!” Continue reading

January 17, 2019
by Danielle Park
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stereotypes

With a great focus on freeing children from the various stereotypes that face us within , I find it to be one of the biggest challenges that I have faced since embarking on this journey from Secondary school to University. At multiple points during the values module and both pedagogy modules. It has been highlighted […] Continue reading

January 10, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Intertwining learning with my not-so-favourite activity

The Teaching Across the Curriculum module has been the one I’ve been waiting for. A reason why becoming a primary school teacher was so intriguing to me in the beginning was due to the fact that they explore a wide range of subjects with their class. I have always wanted a job where I am […] Continue reading

December 16, 2018
by Rachel Billes
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The Power of Music

This is a topic that I have considered writing about for some time now, particularly in the lead up Christmas where music plays a big part in my own life and, I am sure, in the life of many others. Music is something quite unique to anything else in life. It holds power. The power […] Continue reading

November 16, 2018
by Amy Stephen
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Should maths be taught inside the classroom?

Mathematics, from personal experience, is a subject I believed I would never need outside of school. Equations and formula’s were driven into my brain and were taught from a textbook. I certainly did not find it pleasurable, useful or important. Ma (2010, p. 104) wrote that basic ideas within mathematics are “simple but powerful basic […] Continue reading

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