Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

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

The Internet is my Teacher

This morning my brain is buzzing with a thousand thoughts. Through a connection on Twitter (did I mention that I love social media?) I was advised to listen to a … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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