Archive for the ‘organisation’ Category

My Utility Belt

04Sep14

This was already planned as a response to Ian McDaid’s What’s In My Bag post, but I was prompted by a tweet from Cory @Doctorow about the wonderful Grid-It organiser. They’re great. Go and buy one. So anyway, here’s the contents of my bag, about to be packed ready for my induction tomorrow into the Hall of Fame. I […]

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If you already use Evernote and can already see how it might be useful in teaching, read on. If you’re less familiar, it means you didn’t read my previous post. Go now, I’ll wait. Is everybody sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin Evernote is a great way to organise resources and commentary on them. The note can […]

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Then I was really pleased with myself. Then it all went horribly wrong. Those paired statements could apply to many aspects of my life, but most of them wouldn’t interest you. The time I’m thinking of, however, is definitely teaching related – and it sets the scene for today’s post.It was the summer term and […]

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Numbers Game

04Apr14

Now, before you groan, we’re not just going to ‘do’ maths. We’re going to use maths to solve a problem. Or at least define a possible problem. So don’t give up just yet, okay? And no, this isn’t about data tracking, important as that is. Let’s imagine that a school has a half dozen members […]

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Does anyone else think it’s been a long month? Apart from the weather (somewhere between miserable and dire), the lack of daylight and the inevitable comedown from Christmas, I’m feeling absolutely shattered at work. It would be fair to say that family issues of various kinds are also making life a little tricky, but that’s […]

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It’s that time of year again. Scheme of Work time. When we all pay for the sudden drop in teaching workload, now Years 11 and 13 have left, by updating and writing new schemes for future teaching. Sometimes the changes are small. Sometimes, often thanks to politicians who love to change things just for the […]

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So, I’m looking at qualifying for RSci/CSciTeach. Which means I had to look at the CPD I’ve done over the past few years. Which is lots: stuff in school two teachmeets 2012 ASE Conference #SciTeachJC (often) #asechat (sometimes) #ukedchat (occasionally) AQA stakeholder meeting watching/listening to science stuff (Thank you, iPlayer) reading science books reading teaching […]

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