Reflective Practice · RQT

6 Ways That Being A Mentor Has Improved My Own Practice

When I was first asked if I'd like to be a PGCE trainee mentor I instantly said yes. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to give back to a course that supported me so relentlessly. Just a day later, I was hit with the question: am I good enough to be a mentor?… Continue reading 6 Ways That Being A Mentor Has Improved My Own Practice

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Classroom Practice · Reflective Practice · RQT

Our Classroom: A Home Away From Home

I spent roughly twenty hours this summer holiday organising Greenland's classroom. Some teachers spend a lot less time and others can easily dedicate triple this amount to ensure their room is 'up-to-scratch.' It's important to remember that it really doesn't matter how long you spend designing and decorating. What matters, however, is that in England,… Continue reading Our Classroom: A Home Away From Home

Reflective Practice · RQT

Teaching Trafford: The Sequel

Jaws. The Matrix. Jurassic Park. Grease. Q: What do all these films have in common? A: They all spawned incredibly disappointing (and pretty awful) sequels. It's a truth universally acknowledged that film sequels, book sequels and second seasons of television shows are rarely as strong as their original counterparts. Unless you're Shrek 2, that is.… Continue reading Teaching Trafford: The Sequel

NQT · Reflective Practice

20 Times Parks and Recreation Summed Up Being A Teacher

1. When you step into the staffroom to discover a table full of calorific snacks: 2. When you leave your class with a supply teacher: 3. When a child back-chats you and doesn't think you've noticed: 4. When you tell your children to stop acting so childish even though they are actually children: 5. When… Continue reading 20 Times Parks and Recreation Summed Up Being A Teacher