The days of waiting for professional development opportunities are long gone. Modern teachers take advantage of many platforms for readily-available, free self-learning. I’m keen to
Author: Adam Hill
One Word for the new year
I had never heard of the One Word concept until this year, hence why I’m a little late to the party. But over the new
Favourite five from 2017
We’re into the concluding hours of 2017. After publishing this post, I’ll be waiting in the London crowds for the famous fireworks display. For those
Merry Christmas, PLN! (2017)
It’s Christmas Eve! Steph and I are back in Huddersfield with my family. We’re enjoying the festivities, the short daylight hours and the novelty of
Beyond the Hour of Code: what next?
Last week marked the official Hour of Code 2017, a worldwide, annual event to introduce students to the basics of computer programming. It has been
Why everyone should see ‘Wonder’
I had a whole other blog post planned for today. I’m halfway through writing it and planned to finish it off after getting back from
Please vote! UK Blog Awards 2018 #UKBA18
I am absolutely thrilled to be involved in the UK Blog Awards 2018. The awards celebrate bloggers across a range of categories. I have been
Ten blogs that inspire this one
Last weekend, I published my one hundredth blog post. Reaching this milestone made me reflect on my journey as a blogger and got me thinking
Eight misconceptions about concept-based curriculum and instruction
This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a two-day workshop with Dr. Lynn Erickson, the guru of concept-based curriculum and instruction, and concept-based certified
#CaptureKindness on Seesaw blogs
Last year, we promoted and celebrated Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week across the school. This year, I’d like to take it further. Starting on
Idioms and EAL: crossed wires or a piece of cake?
“An idiom (also called idiomatic expression) is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning conventionally understood by native speakers.” My English Pages
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
EDpuzzle: more features and possibilities
I have written about EDpuzzle a couple of times, but probably not enough. I really love it! I love it even more now that I
The dreaded interview question
I recently saw a post in a Facebook group that got me thinking. In preparation for an interview, the teacher asked how she should answer
My Mandarin mindset
I don’t always get things right as an educator. I make daily mistakes and I have many weaknesses that I’m working on. However, I do pride
A weight on young shoulders
I am now a few weeks into the new school year and, importantly, I feel like I have established strong relationships with my students already.
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
Must we hide our personal lives?
In a blog post for @TeacherToolkit, Jack Gulston argues the case for sharing personal information with students. “I think with the children having an understanding of
This week, I attended a two-day workshop about coaching and leadership, led by Jan Alen of Growth Coaching International. I went into the training knowing
Five useful Google Sheets tricks
This morning, I have been using Google Sheets to prepare and organise my weight loss plan. Yes, I’m taking it very seriously so feel free to