I really enjoy using iPad apps to help the children explore the world around them. In particular, the TinyBop apps (available on ios, android and google play) are excellent for unravelling layers of understanding. Although these apps are not free, they do come in bundles which reduce the overall price of each app. TinyBop haveContinue reading “#TechTuesday”
Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life. W. E. B. Du Bois I have always believed that the purpose of school is to produce young people who have experienced a broad and balanced curriculum which has prepared them to enter the real world and become useful citizens. Education should never beContinue reading “#MondayMotivation”
It’s very easy to think that self care is inherently selfish. It isn’t. You can’t care for others if you aren’t caring for yourself. That said, self care shouldn’t be an excuse for continuing unhealthy behaviours or spending excess money you don’t have; creating debt is not an act of self care. One of myContinue reading “#SundaySelfCare”
Fusty Adj.1. British : impaired by age or dampness; mouldy2. Saturated with dampness and stale odours; musty3. Rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary Can you use today’s word of the day in a sentence?
One of my favourite websites and apps for sharing information with my students, particularly those with poor concentration or issues with working memory, is join.me. Available both as a free and ‘pro’ edition, join.me allows screen sharing between PCs, tablets and mobile phones. I have used it in class – sharing the information from myContinue reading “#TechTuesday”
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou In times of crisis and fear, it is easy to forget that children are emotional sponges. Whatever we feel, they feel. When we’re happy, they’re ecstatic. When we’reContinue reading “#MondayMotivation”
Mindfulness seems to be everywhere at the moment, but what is mindfulness? Really, it’s taking a short while to just be in the present in the current moment. For some people this can look like meditation, but meditation doesn’t need to be intimidating or scary. I enjoy using the Headspace app to take just 10Continue reading “#SundaySelfcare”