What can you do with this? #wcydwt

Just over a month ago, Jason Loke (@Jason_Loke) tagged me in the video below and asked me, “What can you do with this?”. It wasn’t the first or last time that Jason had done this, but I thought that I could actually do something with it. I later found out that there was a hashtag…

Engaging Boys in Maths

For the past eighteen months (three quarters of my teaching career), I have been teaching at least one “All-Boys” Maths class. Many¬†of my pondering posts have been about teaching such classes, with some explicitly referring to the context in which I teach them; Year 10 and 11 students in the same class, sometimes sharing the…

Sink or swim? My view of the First Year as a Teacher

Today was the penultimate day of school, coming second only to its slightly more beautiful, ultimate day of school – otherwise known as the second to last and the last days of school! Trouble is, today was also the last real opportunity that I had to complete my “application” to come off probationary employment. What…

A blog eh?

So… the Principal at my school told me to start a blog about what it feels like to be in my first year of teaching. So, being the young, enthusiastic, go-getter teacher that I’m meant to be, I did! Here it is… My name is John Rowe, and I am a beginning teacher at the…