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Nov 26, 2019

I've been teaching for YEARS...

...The evidence in my portfolio is all proficient and higher

Should it be?

When the standards first came out, and I began to work with them, I remember the assumptions I made.  None of my evidence was ever below proficient… at least not in my head.

At that time though, I didn’t...

Nov 19, 2019

It's nearing the end of the school year and I bet reflective practice is one of the last things on your mind right now. You're busy assessing students, writing reports and winding down right? I know but, trust me, those assignments you've been marking contain the key to an amazing piece of evidence for your teacher...

Nov 12, 2019

There's this one kid I just can't get through to.

Has there every been a child in your classroom that you just can’t reach? Or an energy, that the whole class brings with in a specific lesson, that you can’t explain? 

Teaching is super complex isn’t it.  

Sometimes kids meet up to six different adults teaching...

Nov 5, 2019

If I'm working hard to make a difference, I wish I could ask them how I'm doing.

Student Voice.  We hear about it a lot don’t we?

It’s really important that we hear it but how can we listen to it more? 

We joined the teaching profession to make a difference. To positively impact  upon the lives of hundreds of young...