The summer break is once again upon us! This is a time to relax, recharge and (for many of us) read some exciting teacher books
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Summer reading 2021: eight book recommendations for teachers
Where has this year gone? Somehow, the summer break is upon us once again. For many teachers, this stress-free time of year is a chance
Summer reading 2020: eight book recommendations for teachers
What a year it has been! With protests first and then the coronavirus, it has been a challenging academic year in Hong Kong (as it
Summer reading 2019: eight book recommendations for teachers
It’s that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and I’m planning my reading list for some self-paced PD in the sun.
Summer reading 2018: eight book recommendations for teachers
For teachers, the summer break is a well-deserved opportunity to rest, travel and re-energise in preparation for the new academic year. For parts of it,
Summer reading 2017: eight book recommendations for teachers
In an older post, Teacher workload: why less is more, I offered ten reasons why teachers’ workload should be lessened in places such as the England (still my
Remote learning: revisions, reflections and recommendations
At the beginning of February, I wrote about our contingency plans for the coronavirus school closures in Remote learning: tools and principles. That post is
‘Empower Our Girls’ book club
It started with a book giveaway on Twitter. Adam Welcome offered to give away multiple copies of his books to a few lucky schools. Unfortunately
Massive DBC book giveaway!
It’s competition time! On August 30th, I turn thirty. I want to mark the occasion on my blog and take the opportunity to thank all
Teaching writing: ten lessons from Matt Glover
This week, we were excited to welcome author and education consultant Matt Glover to our school for professional development regarding children’s writing. I thoroughly enjoyed
How do your passions influence your teaching?
As part of #pypbookstudy, we are reading and discussing Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess. In his section about passion (the ‘P’ in PIRATE), Dave encourages
Every summer, wherever I am in the world, I always make time for the Hive Summit. Organised and hosted by Michael Matera, the Hive offers
My thoughts on George Floyd, racism and the important role of education
I’ve written over two hundred blog posts for Mr. Hill’s Musings, but I don’t think I’ve ever had less idea of what to write or
Five more certification courses to enhance your remote teaching
A recent blog post by George Couros states that we shouldn’t just bounce back from the coronavirus school closures – we should “bounce forward”. What
The #HiveSummit is back for 2019! The videos will be available until August 18th and the discussions continue on social media. I encourage you to
If PD is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong
Does the title of this blog post sound familiar? Josh Allen famously stated the following: “If technology is an event in your school, you are
Ten essential Chrome extensions for teachers (second edition)
Last year, I published my first list of ten essential Chrome extensions for teachers. In no particular order, that list includes: AdBlock Plus, Full Page
Hattie on homework: support for flipped learning?
Like most teachers, I’m aware of John Hattie’s research because of its fame and wide influence. However, I hadn’t read his book (until now) or looked
My advice for technophobic teachers
Technophobia is generally defined as fear or anxiety relating to technology. It is common among teachers and often results in a reluctance to adopt new
Screen time: what does research say?
The issue of screen time is one that has fascinated me for a while. It is something that teachers and parents often express a concern