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October 11, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Bringing Mindfulness and Poetry Together

I smell the rain appearing in the damp air I see the drear grey clouds with the winter sun peering through I see red, orange, yellow Crunch! I can hear my exaggerated footsteps I feel confused as to how a form of death can be so beautiful, yet often go unnoticed. This poem was created using a combination […] Continue reading

October 7, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Bringing International Games in to the Classroom

During a lecture, we were considering the games we played as a child and how they related to our country, the innate parts of being human and the impacts that some games had on our futures. It was interesting to see that the most prominent games played were schools (where we were all the teacher) […] Continue reading

September 12, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Health and Wellbeing Module, What am I Looking for?

So I’m half way through my first week of semester one, year three. I’m at the point in my studies where everything counts towards the degree I have been working so hard for, and my chosen module for this year is Health and Wellbeing. I have a little bit of knowledge about this subject from […] Continue reading

September 11, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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My Top Ten Warm-Up Activities

Before every P.E lesson, you need to perform a warm-up with your class to prevent strained muscles. Choosing the right warm-up activity for your activity can be difficult. Some may think that any old game of tag will warm everyone up, but is this relevant to the sport your are about to teach? Does it […] Continue reading

July 21, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Just a Massive List of Circle Games

Over the summer break, students and teachers alike seem to get very bored, many finding themselves a summer job to get themselves through, and earn that extra cash. This summer I have been working with a great summer camp, teaching children sports and playing games, but there was a time I was asked to play […] Continue reading

June 10, 2018
by Claire-Emma Beattie
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Moving on

I always knew I wanted to teach.  This, I now know, is due to the pleasure I get from seeing others succeed and the knowledge that I helped them achieve their best. After transferring from MA Education to MA English lit. I decided to use the skills I had gained through the MA Education program […] Continue reading

April 16, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Almond Valley Heritage Centre

  When attending University to become a Primary teacher, you don’t expect to have a placement that is not in a school, but when you attend the University of Dundee, this is the case for second year. My placement is in Almond Valley Heritage Centre, and I have been designing an entire topic plan around […] Continue reading

February 20, 2017
by Amy Turner
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School Uniforms: is it that bad to wear a skirt?

Whilst looking through some news arcitles this week, one stuck out in my mind. The Telegraph (2017) posted an arcitle online titled ‘Head teacher in sexism row over plan to force girls to wear skirts as trousers are ‘too tight”. This then got me thinking about school uniforms and what children think of them. Through […] Continue reading

November 1, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Outdoor play in Early Years

For my second week back at nursery, I was asked to spend my afternoon outdoors. This request was met by my delight at the chance to have a look into some more learning in the outdoor particularly as this is an age that I have had no experience working outdoors with. In the nursery there …

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