Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~ Richard Henry Dann

STEM cpd (Part 2)

This evening I attended the second part of the STEM cpd, following on from last week’s visit to the Verdant works. This time we had the opportunity to try out … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

How do I learn?

Learning Styles In the past, I have used the VARK system (Fleming, 2001) to reflect on my learning style, which showed that I am mainly a read/write learner. This means … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Learning

As part of our online tasks, I was asked to reflect on the things that help or hinder my learning. I feel that it was useful to consider the factors … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Girls are from Venus, Boys are from Mars

I’ll be honest, my primary school days seem like a very long time ago! When I think back, I can honestly say that there were no occasions when I was … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Get the children outdoors!

While driving home today, I heard a news story about children failing to get enough exercise and the potential dangers of this including cardio-vascular disease and even diabetes. This got me … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reflections on ‘Study Skills’ reading

‘The Study Skills Book’ by Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers is a book which includes lots of practical guidance and advice for those moving into the realms of higher education … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 1 Comment


One of our TDT’s this week was to watch this clip from RSAnimate:     This video discusses the fact that our education system remains very much unchanged from when … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reflecting on STEM cpd

This evening I was fortunate enough to attend a cpd course held at the Verdant Works which encouraged us to explore the possibilities of this setting for STEM based learning … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

My story so far and where I’m going next

How did I come to this point? From a very young age, I always knew that I wanted to work with children. I was inspired by my mother who worked … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

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