For our health and well being workshops, we were instructed to create three lessons based on one of the Experiences and Outcome’s for that area of the curriculum. When I left that workshop I had already started to think of some activities that I could do– which I know now is the wrong way to […] Continue reading →
January 21, 2019
by Kathleen McAvoy Comments Off on Starring Role in ICT
Fourteen days into the semester and I have already been introduced to my first handful of subjects with many more to come. The first subject I had for this semester was ICT, taught by the very enthusiastic Sharon Tonner-Saunders. Within the first class we were introduced into the world of animation and how we can […] Continue reading →
January 11, 2019
by Zara Aitken Comments Off on First week back
It’s the start of semester 2. There were a couple of timetable glitches which immediately sent me in to panic mode….”How will I work”, “when will I spend time with my own children?”. Luckily my employer has been accommodating and my husband has the flexibility in his working day that he can help with the […] Continue reading →
November 26, 2018
by Jay Petrie Comments Off on Mathematics in Battleships… Hit or Miss?
Even upon just taking the lid off of the box, it is already clear that there are elements of Mathematics in the classic game ‘Battleships’, some of which would be fantastic in the classroom for facilitating learning if used effectively. The most obvious of these to me at first glance is the use co-ordinates. This […] Continue reading →
November 9, 2018
by Lucy Mathers Comments Off on What Would Life be Like if we Lived in System 2?
Despite the fact I was aware that my brain is a house full of many rooms that do many different things, I was unaware that unconsciously my brain was making choices for me from either my system 1 or system 2. David Kahneman (2001) discusses the concept of system 1 and 2 and the fact […] Continue reading →
November 6, 2018
by Lucy Mathers Comments Off on How Does Maths Affect Beautiful Things?
I would use many words to describe maths, however beautiful would not have been one of them, until very recently. Once I allowed myself to understand how maths can make one thing more pleasing to the eye, I was opened up to a world of beautifully mathematic possibilities. ‘The Rule of Thirds’ (ROT) is the […] Continue reading →
November 3, 2018
by Jay Petrie Comments Off on “I’ve gotten this far… I may as well finish it”
With the amount of times it has happened already, I should not really be surprised that the next area covered in Discovering Mathematics is another one that not only astounds me, but applies to me directly – and yet, my jaw is once again left near-enough dropped as I began to uncover Counter Intuitive Mathematics. […] Continue reading →
February 17, 2018
by Katie Jones Comments Off on Fake-ish News
Something that has recently been brought to my attention, yet again, is the idea that social media has made us less sensitive to the issues that are plaguing our world day in and day out. Of course, the tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has brough this to light. I for one […] Continue reading →
January 30, 2018
by Jay Petrie Comments Off on Year One Half Done – The Moment That Made Me Think
If I was asked to describe my first semester in University, I would do so by describing it as not what I expected, but eye opening and thought provoking nonetheless. I anticipated starting my Higher Education by delving straight into the pedagogy of teaching, however instead I was obliged to undertake two interdisciplinary modules with CLD and Social […] Continue reading →
November 6, 2017
by Ben Neighbours Comments Off on Curiosity in Science
We all like to question our surroundings especially if young and things don’t make much sense to you. It is fascinating to see how children approach situations and the different ways they explain it. Having my nephews around me really gets me thinking about so many different things and how they work. Children have such intuitive […] Continue reading →
September 30, 2017
by Rachel Scarborough Comments Off on Racism and Patriarchy
I’ve always been interested in thinking about issues such as racism, patriarchy and other social problems. Challenging yourself to think about these issues can help you to create a different outlook on life, which I think is extremely important today considering they are still a huge problem – even in 2017. With this in mind, […] Continue reading →
September 23, 2017
by Amy Turner Comments Off on Hey Guys, Welcome to my Vlog?
It’s not an every day occurrence where your lecturer tells you you’re all about to become vloggers, but it’s one that I’ve tried to welcome with open arms! Margaret Taylor, our lecturer, set up a workshop that allowed us to test substances to see how soluble and insoluble they would be in a small amount […] Continue reading →
September 20, 2017
by Zuleka Ismail Comments Off on Science , is it all that hard.
A new year, a new subject and lots of new ideas to explore. And this time it’s exploring Science ! My biggest fear was that it really as complicated as it has always seen to been to me. Does the concepts need to be something beyond my understanding, Strangely enough, and after a good thought the answer […] Continue reading →
April 17, 2017
by Carys Boyle Comments Off on Bringing Scotland to Dallas
It’s Monday again… but it’s my last Monday with Tracy Locke! I seriously cannot believe I only have a matter of days left here. Today I did a presentation about my life in Scotland which it seemed like everyone really enjoyed! It was so good to be able to tell them about my life in […] Continue reading →
April 5, 2017
by Carys Boyle Comments Off on I want to be part of it. New York, New York.
Today I have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to go to New York City and visit the Tracy Locke office there on Madison Avenue (as previously stated this is known as TLNY). This have given me a good opportunity to, yet again, to meet more new people and tell them a […] Continue reading →
March 27, 2017
by Carys Boyle Comments Off on Back to Work!
This weekend I went down to Austin, TX with my Uncle Hugh and Auntie Mary to celebrate their friends’ son’s first birthday. Austin is 217 miles away and it took us 3 and a half hours to get there and a little longer to get back. I’d heard the saying “100 years is not long […] Continue reading →
March 15, 2017
by Carys Boyle Comments Off on Day Two: 28 Floors Up
This morning I sat in on a a phone conference with members of the Franchisor/Equity team: Michael (account director), Pam (account supervisor) and Kim (account coordinator). The conference was with Cleveland Menus who print Pizza Hut’s counter menus and handheld menus. All staff members maintained a professional manner during the phone call. Afterwards, it was […] Continue reading →
March 14, 2017
by Carys Boyle Comments Off on So Much Jargon!
(Written on 13/3/17) Placement officially started today, but because I arrived in Texas on Wednesday I was able to have a soft start kind of day on Friday. (Thursday was a recovery day but I still don’t think I’m over the jet lag yet!) On Friday I got to meet everyone on the team I […] Continue reading →
March 12, 2017
by Lauren Duncan Comments Off on Placement Jitters
Current mode: panic! No, not really. However, I am feeling very nervous about placement which begins TOMORROW. I say placement but is, in fact, a “prac”. I arrived in Australia Friday just passed and about to undertake a placement in Somerset College, an International Baccalaureate world school in Queensland! As well as all of the […] Continue reading →