How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through … Continue reading How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

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Mindfulness – Finding the Positives

As you may have seen in a previous post, I am currently doing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. Last week our mindfulness assignment was to find at least one positive thing each day and explore how it affected us. Of course I decided to focus each day on a positive related to work. Day 1 - Seeing … Continue reading Mindfulness – Finding the Positives

STEM X Academy

Last week I received an incredibly exciting email - I have been accepted into the STEM X Academy for January next year! This is a week long intensive PD, and for those that know me, I love me some good PD! Here is a link to the website if you are interested in checking it … Continue reading STEM X Academy

Mindfulness – The Beginning of My New Journey

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about using mindfulness in the classroom and as a personal stress-busting tool for teachers. In that post I mentioned how I wanted to look into training, and last week I had my first mindfulness training session! 25% are Teachers Part of the first session involved going around … Continue reading Mindfulness – The Beginning of My New Journey

Mindfulness in the Classroom?

This morning I read an article that got me thinking all day. The article is about a school that replaced 'detention' with 'meditation' (give it a read!). The overall idea is that detention does not serve to get the students thinking about their behaviour, whereas directed meditation could. The school claims to have significantly reduced … Continue reading Mindfulness in the Classroom?