Teeth? Hmmm…how do you make this topic interesting to children? As far as I am aware, the most interesting thing about teeth for children is the tooth fairy! So let’s be frank, the topic is dry – really dry! When we sat down, as a year group, to discuss this topic there was a definite feeling of apathy and very littleContinue reading “Teeth…Glorious Teeth!”
Category Archives: Course 1
The Second School!
And from the depths of my limited and muddled mind was born an idea of the ‘Second School‘. I don’t know if this term has been used before but I think that it fits quite well with the central idea for my post this week. First let me tell you the story of how andContinue reading “The Second School!”
How to avoid becoming a caveman!
In this day and age, how has it come to a point where we have children whose skills and understanding of the digital realm far outstrip the people they are supposed to be learning from? I guess that the obvious answer to this question is that this has always been the case and that when we wereContinue reading “How to avoid becoming a caveman!”
Out with the Old! In with the New!
Me versus Me Date: This time last year (part 1) At this time, I was still relatively new to my year group and was currently in the middle of my second term. Being part of a new year group, I was less willing to take risks with the structure of my lessons. Although, as aContinue reading “Out with the Old! In with the New!”
The People Collector!
“Experience has long been considered the best teacher of knowledge. Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people.” Karen Stephenson quote taken from Connectivism a learning theory for the digitalContinue reading “The People Collector!”
Courage to make connections!
Like any organism, a school needs to evolve in order to become a successful institution of education that provides students, parents and teachers with a positive learning experience. If schools remain stationary in their roles as places of education, then they risk becoming archaic institutions that serve no other purpose than becoming glorified creches for children and teenagers. How does a school remainContinue reading “Courage to make connections!”