The Hurdles Of Changing The Way We Teach

I’ve been lucky enough to get opportunities to share pockets of my practice with other teachers numerous times. I often wonder how useful it actually is to those in the seats that I present in front of. A couple of weeks ago, I was in one of those seats when a fellow MTBoS friend was…

Watching TV and planning lessons?

Whether it’s picking the trigger happy judge on The Voice or the next raw egg in Jimmy Fallon’s Egg Roulette, television shows are rich with potential lessons for your classroom. As a Maths teacher, I use my powers of finding what the students enjoy and ruining it with what they hate – maths problems. I…

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…