School begins in earnest tomorrow with new staff induction. One of the special characteristics of being a teacher is the fresh start every year whereby you can renew your impetus for your work. I thought I would share how I set up my planning and markbooks. Write my weekly lessons into a Google Doc table … Continue reading How I plan my lessons
TL;DR: Dai has a barefoot adventure Being barefoot brings burden. You have to set your own rules. Some are die-hard – never a shoe in sight of sole. Never compromise. But that’s not my way. I wear my naked feet when I feel it’s okay. By default my choice is to be shoeless. But some … Continue reading One more step
Schools offer a myriad of activities for pupils to do. But how do these sustain beyond the knowledge of the context in which they were done? How do we know if a UCAS personal statement says, “I did this!” that this was done by that person? In my school, we value learning for learnings sake, … Continue reading Open Badges in School
Limiting Internet access in a boarding school is a delicate affair that requires balance between the needs and care of young people. This week we have reviewed our provision of Internet access via network sockets and WiFi, and implemented a stricter schedule. Social media, shopping, audio and video and other site categories are now blocked … Continue reading Limiting Internet access in a boarding school
I have recently become aware of a shocking situation in American prisons that I felt compelled to check out and share. It’s complicated, and it makes me feel physically uncomfortable. When there are crazy reactions of banning American politicians on UK soil as an in-kind retaliation to his ill-informed, unsubstantiated claims, I am concerned that … Continue reading Slavery in USA Prisons?