Today saw me do my first ever MATHS related presentation at a MathsConf. Technology got the better of me today and I ended up with a slightly blurry presentation. So as promised, here are my slides, so if you need to have them alongside my speaking on any replays!
Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been... 5 months since my last blog!? Though I can hardly believe that length of time has passed, it also feels like 10 seconds since I last sat here and pressed 'Publish'. Things have been pretty hectic, in both my work life and my personal one. … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
Once again I have left a huge gap between my last post and this one... this time my excuse is my new job at a new school. At Easter I took on a new position as Deputy Faculty Leader in Maths. It has been a huge change, and a huge learning curve. I got lost … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Being Second in Department
It has been a while since I have blogged! I've had lots and lots of ideas for things to write about, but have been struggling to put the words in this little box. However, if something was going to inspire me, it was attending another MathsConf! I made the last minute decision to grab a … Continue reading MathsConf14
Those of you that follow my blogs or my Twitter will know how much I adore teaching, and how I like to look on the bright side. You'll probably also have noticed that I have been quieter lately - both with the blog writing side of things and with my little Edu-Twitter hiatus over the … Continue reading 2018: The Year of Wellbeing
In the interests of making my blog more reflective and useful as a T&L tool for myself (and others if they so wish!) I thought it may be nice to talk about some of the lessons I have taught and strategies I am using in the classroom. This is my first attempt at doing so! … Continue reading The Counting Principle – 9-1 GCSE Content
It's that time of year again - back to school! I think teachers are very lucky, in many ways - today I'm specifically feeling lucky for the sense of 'New Year' that we get to have in the middle of an 'Old Year'. There' something about September, with a promise of a new timetable, new classes, new stationery, maybe even a new school... all these things are a new challenge. It gives us time to reflect on what we've done in the previous school year and how we'd like to make things better for ourselves and our students in the coming one.
August Bank Holiday Sunday 2017 - glorious sunshine, lots of mathematicians and a spot of codebreaking... What more could you ask for? The first part of this story actually happened a few months ago, and once again highlights the absolute brilliance of Teacher Twitter. After my initial excitement of having an excuse to go down … Continue reading #summaths
It seems that the most recent 'Secret Teacher' article has caused some unrest among teachers once again. It's no secret that these columns irk me... infact since the 'Pupils are forcefed maths they'll never use' debacle I have tried to avoid it entirely and combatted it with tweets and blog posts with #loveteaching. There are … Continue reading Holidays and Working
Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to head back into University to deliver the 'Life as an NQT' lecture. When my old mentor got in touch to ask me to do it, I was really humbled - her thinking of me for something like that is a great compliment. Last year we … Continue reading Life as an NQT