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
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Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates
Considering how much I love Google Classroom, it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about it since September. There have been many great updates since then.
#ETCoaches Blogging Buddies
Those of you who follow my blog will have probably noticed that I am in a routine of posting weekly, almost always on Sundays. I’ve pondered
Teachers’ trip to Tembak
For many years, my school (Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong) has supported the work of the Masarang Foundation, founded and led by Dr. Willie Smits.
The role of technology in the PYP (Guest post for ‘EdTech 4 Beginners’)
EdTech 4 Beginners is one of my favourite blogs to follow. The brains behind it, Neil Jarret, is someone who I enjoy connecting with and learning
Teaching overseas FAQs
True story: On December 31st 2013, as I waited for the new year to ring in, I reflected on the year gone by. I remember
Guest post: Developing a critical thinking process model for literacy (by Brett Healey)
Brett Healey is an experienced primary school teacher who previously taught in Australia and the UK before moving to Hong Kong. He is passionate about
Ten tips for cookery class
Since September 2014, cookery has been a part of the primary school curriculum in England. In response to this, my colleagues and I (in my
Finding time to blog
This week marked my blog’s first birthday! My first post was published on March 22nd 2016. One year, 59 posts, 70,000 views and 1,726 followers
Five maths practices to scrap in 2017
I believe that maths (generally) is a damaged subject. What other subject provokes a lifelong fear in learners? Teachers often focus on the wrong things and
Why I donated my immaculate books
As teachers, we don’t always get things right. Sometimes we make choices for the wrong reasons and forget to prioritise relationships and learning. We’re only
Five handy iPad tips to support students
Apple has recently released the free Apple Teacher program. I would like to become an Apple Distinguished Educator at some point, but I’m not yet
Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWeek2017
Last week (12-18 February 2017) was Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week 2017. The RAK Foundation is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power
Seesaw information (from a new Seesaw Ambassador)
My students and I used Seesaw regularly throughout last year. You can see my previous posts here. Since then, I have taken a break from
What’s on your ‘someday’ list?
This post was inspired by @YuniSantosa, who blogged about her aim of starting Genius Hour with her students but still hasn’t found the time. As she states,
Are you a connected educator?
I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been exploring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (‘The Golden Triangle’, India). I got to see once in a
Ten essential Chrome extensions for teachers
Are you using Google Chrome? Take advantage of the many extensions that can be downloaded onto your Chrome browser. These extensions are sometimes simple quick
Action and Service Volunteers
It is with great pride that I share details of one of our school’s leadership programmes. Loosely based on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, our
I’m Flipped Learning Certified!
“Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group space to the individual space, and the resulting group space is
Favourite five from 2016
Fellow bloggers have been seeing in the new year by selecting their top posts from 2016 and sharing them once again. I enjoyed revisiting the posts