Making your teaching application or CV stand out

It's the time of year at schools across England (and elsewhere) that teachers are thinking about their next move. Maybe you've been teaching a while and fancy something new, or maybe you're training this year and this is your first teaching application. Either way: how do you give yourself the best chance possible by making …

There’s plenty more where that came from – creating an abundance mindset in the classroom.

Everyone in education should have an abundance mindset. Teaching is endless, it never stops, no one is fully educated - knowledge is possibly the most abundant commodity. Does everyone in education have an abundance mindset? Well that's not for me to say - and to talk about it would go against the point of having …

Do you read thrillers? I’m looking for beta readers for my first novel

Do you read thrillers? I'm looking for beta readers for my first novel.

As I've discussed before on the blog I'm currently writing my first novel and it's nearly finished! Read my post here about how I've done that alongside being a full time teacher. I'd like it to be read by a few people who read thrillers frequently and have the time to give me a few …

Creativity – fake it ’till you make it?

Teaching students to be creative is difficult. If they don't think they’re very good at it they feel shut off by it, as though it’s a skill you either have or you don’t. To make it harder still, there’s a number of things which hinder these students in accessing their creativity.

How personal failure has helped me understand my students

Failure is something we deal with every day, especially in teaching. If our students fail, we've failed.  In the current educational climate that never been truer. But, it can be easy to forget how it feels on the other end of the learning front-line. Putting everything into each assignment, only to be told you've (sometimes) got …