Teaching with Anxiety and Depression

Introduction I don't tend to dabble in serious matters very often but, as it's Mental Health Awareness Week, and it's almost a year since my diagnosis, I think now is an appropriate time to discuss my experiences with mental health so far. If my reflections upon this topic can reassure someone or encourage at least one… Continue reading Teaching with Anxiety and Depression

The Car Boot Sale Vlog ft. PGCE Course Manager

One of my pupils called me ancient the other day. (Clearly they are unfamiliar with the definition of the word.) So, I'm getting with the times and making a vlog. Join me as I recount my exhilarating experience at an Essex car boot sale. I got a variety of great (and some questionable) resources from… Continue reading The Car Boot Sale Vlog ft. PGCE Course Manager

50 Reasons I’m Grateful For My Teaching Assistant

All too often, it's easy to get so wrapped up in the school day that you forget to tell the people around you how appreciative you are of them.  There are so many people I value at the school I work at, however, if there's one person who deserves some sort of award for putting… Continue reading 50 Reasons I’m Grateful For My Teaching Assistant