I have to admit shouting at the TV this morning as I heard on BBC news that the NUT were making calls on the government to withdraw the prevent strategy in regard to schools and colleges. I hastily felt annoyed because I have experienced first-hand the effects that terrorism can have on a person,… Continue reading Why I believe the prevent strategy should stay in UK schools?
An article in today’s independent publishes this headline: “Japan’s high life expectancy linked to diet.” According to this article “The high life expectancy enjoyed in Japan is largely down to the nation’s healthy diet. The population of the island nation, which has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, eat diets high in certain carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits as… Continue reading Japanese Food Education ‘Shohuiku’.
5 A Day – Teacher Well Being It is very easy to neglect ourselves as teachers and get caught up in our busy school and home lives.There have been lots of tweets about teacher well being and the teacher 5 a day initiative, which is a fab idea.It’s got me thinking really. Now and again… Continue reading 5 a day – Teacher Well Being.
I love the new addition to my classroom, the stretch and challenge wall. It give pupils choices, motivates them and pushes them out of their comfort zone. Its only been in my classroom for about 5 weeks now and it clearly has benefits but it may never be as beneficial as the calm wall or… Continue reading Well Being – The Calm or Reduce Stress Wall
A whole school assembly using Audrey Hepburn’s legacy of caring to explain the importance of emotional intelligence in mental health.
Pupils respond enthusiastically to target settings particularly in practical lessons or in group based activities. It takes a bit of effort but if you can look through your mark book and observation notes from practical lessons and set each pupil an individual target you can clearly see progress. A nice added touch is to put… Continue reading Setting targets in group based activities.
Activities to challenge all pupils in your lessons including the more able.
Do you Stretch and Challenge all pupils ? According to Mike Gershon there are “two ways to interpret the phrase stretch and challenge”. http://newteachers.tes.co.uk/content/how-stretch-and-challenge-your-students#. On one hand it refers to stretching and challenging every pupils thinking while teaching a whole class. On the other, it relates to individuals and the importance of pushing the thinking… Continue reading Using the Stretch and Challenge wall in lessons.