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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 2, 2019
by Emma Boyd Comments Off on 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 …
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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 Comments Off on 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 →
November 16, 2018
by Amy Stephen Comments Off on 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 →
November 16, 2018
by Nadine Duncan Comments Off on 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 2, 2018
by Rachel Billes Comments Off on “Not long to go, we’ll just get through it”
It is fair to say that I have not engaged with blogging as an activity for quite some time now, however I personally believe that this is a topical issue worth sharing some insight into. As the title partly implies, this is my last year of teacher training and I am going to be perfectly […] Continue reading →
November 2, 2018
by Chloe Newton Comments Off on The Beauty of Mathematics
CAN MATHEMATICS BE BEAUTIFUL? If you take a look inside a child’s math jotter you will most likely find some numbers written on parallel lines to form equations and answers. But, is it possible to use math to form or create something which is not numbers based? Can we create something more exciting and creative […] Continue reading →
October 30, 2018
by Jack Harris Comments Off on Weight a second… Mathematics can improve fitness?
With only 60 days left until Christmas, before we know it we will be sitting down to think about our new year resolutions. This year I had the stereotypical goal of joining the gym and sticking at it for longer than most of us tend to do. To this day I still attend the gym […] Continue reading →
October 29, 2018
by Hannah Robertson Comments Off on Face, Maths and Evolution. How does it all mix?
Would you believe me if I said that mathematics can judge your facial proportion? Well unfortunately it can in a very accurate and understandable way. In our most recent input for our Discovering Mathematics module we unearthed how to draw a face accurately. For myself I have always had a creative ambition and enthusiasm, but …
Gambling – the activity or practice of playing at a game of chance for money (Dictionary.com). But are we really playing by chance? Let’s find out. First let’s discover what chance is; Chance is the possibility of something happening (oxford dictionary). It can also be described more mathematically as probability.Say you have a coin. It […] Continue reading →
October 24, 2018
by Iain Thomson Comments Off on 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 →