This week, I experienced a familiar feeling. Awkward, a little sweaty, over-exposed and defensive. This wasn’t a first date, or a public presentation, but a lesson on the novel Noughts and … Continue reading Are You Sitting Uncomfortably?
Don’t they know it all already? In a word, no. Just because our pupils are exposed to a massive amount of ‘tech’ it doesn’t necessarily mean they will be adept … Continue reading New Technologies – teaching the new generation
I found myself in the unusual situation of defending my position on educating 11-16-year-olds about the world around them and was told that this was ‘A-level.’ Unfortunately this person held … Continue reading Teaching Beyond the Test!
The recently published ‘behaviour checklist’ (or ‘naughty list’ in The Sun) will no doubt prompt another debate about poor discipline in our country’s classrooms. Many things seem to prompt this … Continue reading Behaving Yourself
Cross-curricular concepts As a teacher in a secondary school, we are constantly bombarded with new initiatives, ideas and concepts that are to be ’embedded’ into the school as a whole. … Continue reading ‘Embedding’ across the curriculum – real possibility or box-checking exercise?