NOTE: This blog is a story/reflection of my year, if you would like an academic, interesting or engaging blog about education stop reading now! As we approach the end of another academic year I feel drawn to reflect. It has been quite a big year for The Cartwright’s, after such a strong start there has […]Read more " Year 3 2016/17 – A story of maternity, paternity and divorce!"
TLAC – Eh?! When I first heard this acronym I was worried – having worked in a PFOA (profession full of acronyms) for 3 years yet another was being thrown my way, little did I know it would change my life as a teacher… Lemov… or Doug (@Doug_Lemov), as I feel I can now call […]Read more "Teaching Like A Champion!"
Soooo if there is anyone out there that does actually check in with my blogs (stats suggest three of you 😂) I’m posting by way of apology… The images below are a snap shot summary of my life over the last 9 weeks, combined with 5 Sunday CPD courses (THANKS England Rugby!!!) and a school […]Read more "New Year – No Blogs"
Think back to teaching NQT year… free time, what free time? A life? No I don’t have one of those – look at my displays, look at my marking pile, look at my individualised behavior charts and trackers, look at my relationship crumbling, look at my weight fluctuating vigorously (or in my case ESCALATING RAPIDLY!) […]Read more "Teacher’s Free Time… Is it a Myth?"
First Year of teaching, Year 3/4 trip to the Grosvernor Museum, Chester. Momma Snooks (see previous blog) was not attending the trip with her class, they had been on a previous day, so I was riding solo (ish) – the other teacher was an RQT and the trip leader – not ideal on reflection. All […]Read more "Lively School Trips!"
I have experimented with a range of displays over the last 5/6 years… here are some examples of my displays and my thoughts on what works and what doesn’t. The displays in my room are used for a range of purposes,but mainly: To support/inform To engage To show off In a recent staff meeting their […]Read more "What do your displays look like?"
During my time tweeting I have seen many people responding to questions around their top resources – what couldn’t you live without!?! My latest reply to @Mr_P_Hillips acknowledged my need for the @ELMOEurope visualiser, the @descriptosaurus by Alison Wilcox and bad jokes by yours truly. Taking the time to consider this […]Read more "Who looks after the teachers?"