Jim Smith was booked into our school by a Senior Teacher, Natalie Shaw. Another colleague (@cgasiorek) enjoyed participating in one of Jim Smith’s lazy teaching sessions last year. I read his book The Lazy Teacher over the summer. Packed full of good tips to lighten your workflow by engaging your teaching mind. Jim brings lots … [Read more...]
Okay. This is pretty cool functionality… It starts like this: Google Text Doc. You highlight some text and insert a comment which appears down the side. Nothing happens. The comment sits there and that’s about that really. But, when someone replies to your comment. It triggers an email to the original commenter. You can see … [Read more...]
Have your pupils ever asked you to explain how Maths is relevant to real life? There are many responses to this but this one was so compelling I felt I had to share it here. Maths explained by Nature – or vice versa The explanation of all this mesmerising content is mathematically explained here. Enjoy!
The things a teacher does that you cannot count. Each summer, NFL teams draft players from colleges around America. Losing teams get first pick of the best players. There was much debate about how high in the draft Tim Tebow would come. My stepson showed me a video of Tebow’s intangibles (will link when I … [Read more...]
At my school we decided some kind of benchmark was needed to measure pupil satisfaction with their education. I set about writing a teaching and learning survey. Not as easy as it first appeared. I decided on Google Forms because they are so simple to construct and deliver. This is finished now (at least for … [Read more...]