Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

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

Upstart Scotland and the power of play

Earlier this week, I attended the launch of the Upstart Scotland campaign. This is a campaign aimed at raising the starting age of children into schools to 7 years; following … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

From Tudors to Tim Peake… and so much in between

A common theme has started to occur throughout our ‘Teaching Across the Curriculum’ inputs; we need to work on expanding our own knowledge. Of course, this means that we must … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Shhh! Stop talking!

There’s no denying that there have been many changes between the classrooms of the past, and the ones of today. One really important change is the increased recognition of the … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sharing our ePortfolios

Today we were encouraged to read and reflect on a number of our peers ePortfolio posts. Examples of MA1 posts: Lauren: 5,6,7…dance! Layla – Fear of feedback Claire-Emma: The ability grouping … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Embracing technology

Today I came across an in the Guardian entitled: “Third of teachers ban electronic devices in classroom despite positive outcomes, survey finds” This came as quite a shock! With the … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Getting rather animated!

During a brilliant ICT input with Sharon Tonner last week, we were shown how to use various pieces of software to teach children about Animation! My favourite part of the session … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Problematic Problems

As with many people, my personal feelings towards maths are mostly negative. I continually struggle to get past the mental block where I shut down, claiming “I can’t do it!” … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

It’s science Jim, but not as we know it!

It’s no secret that science was far from my favourite subject at school. While I can remember exploring imaginary worlds in English and laughing with my friends in PE, my memories … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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