Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

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

Looking Ahead

I can hardly believe it! 3rd year is almost here, and this is the point where all my hard work starts to count towards my final qualification! My first 2 … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conducting a little survey

Ever since reading Hallam et al. (2009) ‘Trainee primary-school teachers’ perceptions of their effectiveness in teaching music’, I have been really interested in how confident primary teachers feel about teaching the subject. I … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

What a Week!

I can’t believe that’s my first week of placement over already! What a brilliant week it has been! Here are some of the experiences that I have been involved in: … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pedagoo Perth

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend PedagooPerth – an event where teachers and education professionals from around the area come together and take part in learning conversations. I … Continue reading

March 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Social Media for Teachers

Recently, I was lucky enough to be asked to host #ScotEdChat. This is an hour long Twitter discussion, where teachers and other professionals can share their thoughts and ideas on … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

Fat Letters

I was shocked to stumble across this article on the TES website. It applies to English Primary Schools but I feel that it is typical of the blame and shame … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fabulous Feedback

What is Feedback all about? Feedback can be one of the most valuable tools throughout education. That is, if it is done properly! As wonderful as it is to be … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

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

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