About two years ago I started to feel poorly all the time. At first I thought I was being a hypochondriac, and tried (in traditional teacher fashion) to power through it. Migraines, stomach upsets, passing out at work.. All for no good reason. I was eating, my sleep was reasonable, I didn’t feel stressed, but […]
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I was *so excited* to be one of the presenters at #TEDxNorwichEd. Look at my excited face at the start of the day: Ok. So I was nervous too, but mostly excited. It was such an honour and privilege to be speaking alongside such inspiring folk, at such a meticulously planned event. I was determined […]
Today I am running parent workshops to help empower parents to help their children make good choices when using social media. Rather than just banning social media (which I think is unrealistic) the focus is on having open conversations about how children are using social media, and giving them information so that they can make […]
I don’t remember where I saw this # first – so if it is your brilliant idea, feel free to tell me and I will assign credit! Sorry, I thought an acrostic was more fun than a list…. Negotiate revision strategies with students. Exit assembly gracefully to avoid the ‘falling over the chair’ incident of […]
#TMSoton was actually at the end of last term, but I think it is healthy to give yourself a bit of time to reflect on how well it went. So, post-holidays I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended, presented and generally helped to make the evening run smoothly. In […]
I am sure that many parents read the survey by CBBC Newsround on children’s use of social media. The survey was carried out to mark Safer Internet Day, which is a global event which encourages children to use the internet in a safe but fun way, and highlight the relevance of e-safety. The survey found […]
This month I ran a year nine PSHE session on Growth Mindset and learning mentality. At the end of the each workshop I asked the children to contribute their learning tip via a Google Form so that they could be shared with a wider audience. I then collated their responses and formatted them to […]
I am revamping the year seven PSHE day on communication skills and made these posters using Canva. For those of you who don’t know, @canva is a fabulous design website, which I would highly recommend for use in schools so long as pupils are careful not to include any paid graphics. I thought these posters might be […]