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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

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 23, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Update Central

Deciding not to do placement. Bad decision? It could be. Wrong decision? It might be. Wise decision? For now – at least. I am most certainly not stopping teaching, as it is what I really do love. However, the time doesn’t work out to do placement and various circumstances have led me to this choice. … Continue reading “Update Central” Continue reading

May 21, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Health and Wellbeing: The Start of Lesson Planning

Blog Post Early Years Above, you will see my first attempt (in ages) for lesson planning. Yes, it’s been a rather long time since the fingers have delicately hammered the keyboard to type up a lesson plan… and this is not exactly a full one! However – since learning from my first school placement last … Continue reading “Health and Wellbeing: The Start of Lesson Planning” 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

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 18, 2019
by Louise Gerrard
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Relationships

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

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 Chloe Davidson
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Stepping into the light of modern languages

I have always felt guilty whilst visiting other countries that most of the natives can speak conversational English, when I can barely speak a word of their language. I believe this has allowed English speakers to become lazy and too comfortable in their own culture. We should explore different languages and cultures to fully engage …

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October 27, 2018
by Kara Herzog
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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 22, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Hobbies – and Work: Don’t Let Your Job Break the Seesaw!

University is a new chapter in life. Close school: open socialising, parties and lectures, of course! After sixth year, I was totally – and utterly – DONE with carrying round Costa cups, chasing after first years and scribbling ‘tick the box’ assignments. The days of fifth year saw my writing wrist almost in a sling… … Continue reading “Hobbies – and Work: Don’t Let Your Job Break the Seesaw!” Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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The Power of Yet

Recently, through an input on math anxiety, I discovered the saying, “the power of yet.” Since this input this saying has really stuck with me. During my first year placement whilst teaching mathematics, specially time, one boy – who was more intelligent than he let on – decided through frustration and panic gave up on … Continue reading The Power of Yet Continue reading

February 6, 2018
by Katie Jones
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Year of the Woman

This year marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in the UK. This was a monumental point in history. The suffragettes forged the way for us to make this world an equal place. If we all exercised our right to vote we could achieve true equality; not even just on the bases […] Continue reading

January 26, 2018
by Katie Jones
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If you can’t love yourself…

One of the most important parts of being a teacher, at any stage in your career, is reflection. Anyone looking into teacher education does so with the knowledge that they will always be learning; both in terms of the curriculum areas and in terms of bettering themselves to ensure the best outcome for the children […] Continue reading

January 23, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Keep your Chimp in the Cage!

January, you’ve caught me out again. Your presence inflicts upon me the sort of gloomy, stern feeling that tightly stretches out the hours of daylight and compresses the moonglow. I’m left hanging on until the end of month, desperate that a prince will rescue me into the romanticised February. This New Year seemed to shower … Continue reading “Keep your Chimp in the Cage!” Continue reading

January 23, 2018
by Rebecca Potter
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Reflection – Semester 1

Throughout my first semester I have learnt that hurdles and challenges are what makes you a better person. When reflecting on the Working Together module, I overcame many hurdles. All of which helped my confidence. Just before our presentation a member of our group couldn’t attend. Although this sent us into a panic, it taught […] Continue reading

January 21, 2018
by Danielle Park
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Semester one reflection

A whole semester is over already?! Where did time go? There are many words that could be used to express how the semester has been for me including crazy, surreal and liberating. Throughout the semester I have learnt so much about the society we live in through the “Values” module and my own opinions have […] Continue reading

January 19, 2018
by Chloe Newton
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Critical Reflection on Semester 1

Semester 1 was a whole new learning curve for me, especially working with other prospective students in the Social Work and Community Learning and Development courses for the ‘Working Together’ module. Myself and seven others from the 3 professions came together to produce a presentation based on our visit to a Social Work agency and how well […] Continue reading

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