Category: Teaching

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

New normal 2020

If I had a step count… The ‘new normal’ is largely more challenging. That is not to say there are no advantages, there are. Here are just a few of the adjustments I have read or heard teachers report to the media and those I am experiencing as a teacher and what the students are…
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13 Sep ’20 0

Classroom RM

Hats-off to all those school leaders that have ensured that schools open and operate as effectively as foreseeably possible. Hats-off to all those returning teachers adjusting to the new normal. Hats-off to the students who have played their part. If social media was anything to go by, many teachers had invested a great deal into…
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6 Sep ’20 0

Bookends: Planning and Assessment

Returning from Dubai mid-term, on top of establishing myself at school and with the students, I was listening to the enlivened conversation around the new framework with ‘leading the curriculum,’ easily the loudest debate between online HoD and AHTs. Here I was, in a unique position, listening to the debate whilst experiencing first hand the…
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6 Sep ’20 0

4 weeks dark

Four weeks dark – most likely the longest blog break I have taken in thirteen the years I have been putting down my thoughts on paper. Two significant tasks took priority, renovating our home on a very tight budget whilst looking after three children and readying RememberMore for the start of term (for me and…
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6 Sep ’20 0

Nearby Share

I have been keeping an eye on Android’s long awaited ‘Nearby Sharing.’ Then, this morning, a flurry of news reports and introduction video. Nearby Sharing, similar to, though decidedly less catchy than Apple’s AirDrop, Nearby Sharing allows Android devices to quickly share files and photos between devices in your vicinity both off and online. What…
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5 Aug ’20 0

Story speaker – interactive audio fiction

As an English teacher I was always looking for ways to get my students excited about reading and writing. Interactive fiction was one such experiment. I quite often revisit Zork or Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy or Lost Pig and the students always love it. Writing IF was a bit tricky however we had some successes…
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28 Jun ’20 0