Archive | April, 2013

TED Tuesday

30 Apr


What more do I need to say? Save time and energy, watch this TED talk!


April TeachMeet

25 Apr

Do you want to know why you shouldn’t start a question with the word, ‘why’?

Do you want to understand how to manage many lessons within one lesson?

Have you heard of Class Dojo, the online tool to manage classroom behaviour, rewards and sanctions?

How do you access pupil work? Have you used our PO Boxes? Or is that a new term in your vocab?

Do you have a Mac? iPad? iPhone? Ever tried iTunesU for new educational resources?


If you are a little curious about any of these questions, come to R23 on Friday lunchtime at 1.05pm.

Sit back, relax, eat Oreos and listen to your colleagues sharing their ideas.

It’s worth half an hour of your day. Trust me…

Stretch and Challenge Strategies

25 Apr

After the CPD session last night, Eloisa has created a document highlighting the key strategies shared at the meeting. I have attached it and hope it will prove useful for staff who were not in that session.

Stretch and Challenge Strategies

Thunk Thursday

25 Apr

There is a one in a million chance of being hit by lightning in the UK. If the person next to you gets hit during a storm, does that mean you are now safer, more at risk or just the same as before?

TED Tuesday

23 Apr

What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)

Taken from

21 ways to use Twitter in the Classroom

18 Apr

21 ways to use Twitter

TeachMeet April

18 Apr

Our next TeachMeet is scheduled to take place on Friday 26th April, starting at 1.05pm. We will be in R23 for the final time and will be moving to a new location for our June event! The speakers will be:

Ben – Managing Micro Lessons (2 minutes)

Gary – Class Dojo (7 minutes)

Jon – Using PO Boxes (7 minutes)

Jo – Why? (2 minutes)

This month we will be tempting you with chocolate brownies and strawberries. Please do come and be inspired by your colleagues!