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 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 →
November 29, 2018
by Nadine Duncan Comments Off on In Pursuit of Mathematical Art
In a recent input in Discovering Maths, we had a chance to create some mathematical art and my favourite of these was a curve of pursuit. (MathsMasterOrg (2011)) This is created by choosing a regular shape, making a mark an equal distance from each corner and joining these dots to create a slightly smaller shape. […] 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 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 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 →
October 27, 2018
by Kara Herzog Comments Off on Stick or Twist
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 17, 2018
by Rachel Noble Comments Off on Interest and Empathy Towards the Children During the War.
In this blog post, I am going to talk about the learning experience of using artefacts to teach about the child evacuees during the war. I am going to be writing this from the learners point of view as well as making reference to ideas for teaching from a teacher’s perspective. Although this workshop was […] Continue reading →
October 10, 2018
by Kara Herzog Comments Off on Doctor Who?
Time Travel – a Doctor Who-esque phenomenon that has been a fantasy to many for thousands of years. But it turns out that we have been doing it all along. How? You might ask. The answer is simply light, the five-letter word that we all take for granted. Light has been enabling us to see […] Continue reading →
October 2, 2018
by Morgan Watt Comments Off on Can a raise in attainment within mathematics be created and maths anxiety destroyed?
Discovering maths has really opened my mind and has got me thinking about how I want to teach maths in my future classroom and what kind of teacher in maths I want to be. After one of the discovering maths lectures it allowed me to begin to ask myself a series of questions around the […] Continue reading →
September 28, 2018
by Nadine Duncan Comments Off on Maths Ability Groups: Good, Bad or Ugly?
After learning about the cognitive and affective domains with regards to learning in an input in my Discovering Maths module, I have been thinking about how maths groups based on ability and their seemingly neutral names may be affecting the way children feel about mathematics. Do ability groups still have a place in a modern classroom? Are there other options? We should have ability groups because… It is almost […] Continue reading →
September 22, 2018
by Liam Hamilton Comments Off on My Thoughts and Opinions on Interdisciplinary Learning
I think interdisciplinary learning can be an effective tool in schools and can provide fantastic learning opportunities for children. For our ‘Developing Effective Teaching and Learning’ module, we have been asked to read 3 pieces of literature and discuss how that correlates to what our understanding of Interdisciplinary learning (IDL) is. Through this reading, my […] Continue reading →
February 19, 2018
by Claire Smith Comments Off on Evolutionary Experiences
My learning experience (so far) has been examined under a microscope, with the results below. You’ll also learn a little on behaviour (but only if you are eager to)! When a word in a dictionary ‘spots’ a new reader: Hello, my name is Floccinaucinihilipilification.Nice to meet you – what’s yours? The reaction when the reader … Continue reading “Evolutionary Experiences”Continue reading →
February 3, 2018
by Jay Petrie Comments Off on Providing a Structure to Eliminate Fear – The Drama Lesson
Drama is one of the curricular areas in which many teachers fear teaching. They don’t want to take the risk that if they bring their class onto the school stage, chaos will erupt, and behavioural management becomes more difficult to implement than ever before. With these assumptions, I ask how are we to encourage children […] Continue reading →
October 14, 2017
by Claire Smith Comments Off on Po-Value-rty and Education
Our lives are constantly changing – and so must our values. It’s not something I’ve ever really stopped to ponder about until now. I know I am only eighteen – and that according to society, I should be living up my youth- but reaching the age of majority has added a new dimension of seriousness. […] Continue reading →
October 12, 2017
by Rebecca Muir Comments Off on I know the caterpillar is hungry but do I need to know why?
Another fun filled expedition with my Ruby to delve into the world of science. This time it was another impromptu discussion brought up by the world around us. The location was the cycle path along by Barry Buddon (army base), a lovely contrast of environments: golf and a train track on one side and gunfire […] Continue reading →
October 8, 2017
by Lauren Duncan Comments Off on Dancing – A Cultural Take
So this post hasn’t worked out exactly as planned – as Glow is insisting to view the video from the post you have to download it – but don’t worry, I promise it’s worth it! IMG_4429 I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share a bit of Scottish Culture – Highland Dancing! Albeit […] Continue reading →
October 4, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham Comments Off on Who Am I?
This weeks social studies TDT looks at identity and asks us to read a chapter of Woodward (2004) and look at the role it plays in our world today. So reading this, you might wonder who I am? Well I’m a university student, a Girlguide leader, a Manchester City fan, a blogger, British, a lover […] Continue reading →
September 26, 2017
by Rebecca Muir Comments Off on why?
Learning a new skill is sometimes daunting. Applying the skill gives you that wee bit more confidence then showing others gives a degree of confidence in the skill. This week I learnt how to upload a video from my iPhone to YouTube then to my eportfolio, in a somewhat seamless manner. Although I am not […] Continue reading →
September 17, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham Comments Off on The History in Castles
This week I have been lucky enough to have visited not one but TWO castles, have been learning about history teaching in lectures and have frankly loved every second of it. I went to visit family for the weekend in Northumberland and with them knowing how much I love history, going round the castles seemed […] Continue reading →