How has your first month gone? Back at the end of last year I came across the #teacher5aday wellbeing movement. Reading what had been happening over the previous 12 months amongst teachers with a commitment to wellbeing inspired me and I wrote a blog. The whole piece can be found here: https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/wellbeing-15-16/ At the end of … Continue reading Wellbeing 15-16 update
This morning I have read a superb piece by the ever-inspiring Nancy Gedge (@nancygedge) looking at behaviour management, staff emotions and mentioning the use of ABCs: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/try-keep-your-emotions-check-when-teaching-children-send I have great faith in ABCs but have seen some misunderstanding around the way they are used…so I decided to write something. I hope it may clarify a few things. … Continue reading When is a consequence not a consequence? ABCs and more…
Driving home last night and listening to PM and news bulletins on BBC Radio 4, I heard the same interview clip over and over again. It was part of an interview with Paul Cook, Managing Director of G4S Children’s Services in response to the alleged abuse at Medway secure children’s unit which caters for ‘young … Continue reading Sticks and Stones
This post was first published on Pedagoo on December 30th 2015. I have been following the teacher slow-chat wellbeing posts this week with great interest and decided to have a go at a 15-16 wellbeing post myself. I am a driven person. I am not sure when I became slightly addicted to pushing myself; I … Continue reading Wellbeing 15-16
This post was first published on Pedagoo.org on September 9th 2015. I think that, strictly speaking, Pedagoo is meant to be about sharing classroom practice and I therefore have to start with a confession; I am currently not classroom based. Those who know me well will know that I have mixed feelings about this. While … Continue reading Relationship matters….relationships matter
This post was first published on Pedagoo on September 1st 2015. It’s a bit like standing above a pool of cold, deep water and daring to jump in, isn’t it? My first Pedagoo post…..Can I do it? Think how good I’ll feel if I do…..No, I’m too scared……I’ll let him just go first…..Oh no wait, … Continue reading Thank you #rEDScot
Yesterday, @JulesDaulby got riled on Twitter and wrote the following: "When QT wrote a blog claiming devil’s advocate I thought actually, the blog was not provocative just prejudiced and in extremely poor taste. So I wrote a rather ranty blog. I also questioned how ‘normal’ you have to be for mainstream a while ago. What happened … Continue reading Included or not?