Let your light shine

“Let your light shine”: Ada McKim really struck a chord with me when she said these words in our interview last year. As teachers, we quite rightly spend most of our time focussing on and celebrating the achievements of our students. As any professionals should though, it is sometimes necessary to focus on what you are doing well and celebrate those achievements.

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Oak Foundation “Reaching all learners” Fellowship

In the summer of 2018 I was thrilled to be awarded a Oak Foundation “Reaching all learners” Fellowship. The Oak Foundation uses its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.

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Teaching sabbaticals

In May, the Department for Education announced that £5million will be put into a fund for teachers in England. The idea is that this can provide financial support for teachers to take a sabbatical for up to a year, doing something which relates to education. (More information on the proposed scheme is explained here.)

 I think that this is long overdue.

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Episodes 1-3: Learning from international educators

In our first 3 interviews for the Education Passport podcast we’ve heard from amazing teachers from such varied contexts around the world, and I wanted to take stock of some of the things that have really struck me from these conversations and how they’ve affected my teaching practice. 

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Go creative - get a job!

This week I attend the Go creative – get a job! conference at Highgate School. It was a brilliant day with some incredible speakers and panel discussions. It’s always motivating and reinvigorating to go to a conference, and it reminded me to find out more about my students’ passions and to rethink about my teaching approaches in some areas where I could be using a more creative approach.

Here are some of my key takeaways from the day:

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