Category: Reflections

BELONG - RESPECT - ACHIEVE - ASPIRE

AuthorStream

So today we took the work the students created in class and uploaded a range to AuthorStream. The motivation to get their work on the site was impression. I also learnt a few teaching points for E(ngage)-Learning and was left with one or two questions to reflect on; Although I created a short presentation about…
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22 May ’08 0

Utility Belt

I am again wondering if teaching ICT is the best way to educate our learners at Hamble College and the best way to seep ICT into learning. In the past two cover lessons I have been able to introduce a range of ICT tools that the students have, and will continue to benefit from. I…
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14 May ’08 2

Thinking Time

I am still battling to get high calibre staff to consider Hamble College. Having experienced employing a temporary member of staff that was unhappy and unmotivated at work, I am now more convinced that employment is a very key issue. Where do I seek out or develop my employing skills? Next, I am exhausting too…
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7 May ’08 1

What Interest Students

Friday afternoon, two talented, socialable and engaging male students choose to disengage from class. It would be easy to excuse their behaviour as “last lesson of the weekitis” or to attribute their behavious to the slightly dull topic of databases or to blame the situation that they are “boys.” However I am in the business of finding solutions, of working with young people,…
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29 Mar ’08 0

Progress and Bumps in the Road

The week I learnt just how fast time in schools can pass. I have made myself accountable on a number of ICT issues and completed only one or two. Whether it is the “unknown unknowns” like cover, staff issues in their classrooms, unique student events (theft from a changing rooms following Yr 8 football practice)…
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29 Mar ’08 0

Cover Lessons

To set the scene, lower band Yr 9 Maths group (13-14 yr olds). Two teaching assistants and an exercise book task. Bring on the heavy weights…. cooperative competition. ‘Student Team Learning strategies have compiled an enviable record of research which documents positive contributions to academic achievement. In 40 studies of Student Team Learning methods, 33…
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26 Mar ’08 0