Excuses

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse. A simple line of motivation. A useable phrase to ‘test’ the students that wants to give you twenty reasons why their coursework is incompleted, why their work experience form is not yet filled in …

Marking books, assessments and mistakes

I have been marking this morning. Marking students work always teaches me something about my teaching, something about my students, and almost always leaves me mulling over the process and relationships involved learning and teaching. Having started the class with ‘Who I Am*’ a funky worksheet, I have already learnt an awful …

Grit

Grit may be as essential as talent to high accomplishment. Angela Duckworth Whilst listening to an RSA podcast on creativity the keynote speaker sign posted the work of Angela Duckworth and her investigations into adherence or ‘grit.’ I added a post-it note to my monitor and focused on my todo list. …