Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

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

Learners of our own teaching

There is a wonderful quote from Professor John Hattie which states: “The biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching” (cited on Teaching Scotland, … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The girl with half a brain

The human brain is an amazing thing! It controls every part of us, from our movements (conscious or non) to our cognitive abilities and thinking. In my opinion, one of … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Reflecting on reflection

It is obvious to me that the ability to reflect effectively is essential when it comes to both teaching and learning. In the past, I may have thought about reflection as being … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Professionalism

  One of the key messages that I took from this video is that an exceptional teacher is one who is truly passionate about what they do. A passionate individual … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Virtues of teaching

Following an input all about what it means to be a professional, I have chosen 5 virtues (among many) that I feel are important to teaching. Respect  I feel that … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Professional and personal social media

Following a really important albeit slightly terrifying input from Derek yesterday, I have been reflecting on the use of social media both within a professional and personal context. I can … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

School Uniforms

After a recent Sociology lecture, I have found myself considering the value of school uniforms. Previously I had seen that there are some benefits; children feeling a sense of community, looking smart while … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Maths and mindsets

This week we have been introduced to the Online Literacy Assessment (OLA) and Online Maths Assessment. These are diagnostic tools which we are able to access and use in order … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

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