Back in March 2015 I heard the following episode of Jim Al-Khalili's 'The Life Scientific' with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mrn29 In listening to this short programme, I felt a real ‘eureka’ moment; after many long years of working with teenagers and knowing instinctively that they are amazing, full of potential and worthy of being treated as … Continue reading Sarah-Jayne Blakemore comes to Edinburgh.
A week ago today we had another day working with Tree of Knowledge; this time our S4 pupils worked with the brilliant Daryl on study skills. Some of the S4s missed the session and I promised that I would write a summary for them. Of course, notes like this are a poor substitute for the … Continue reading Tree of Knowledge – Study Skills
I wrote the following for the latest edition of our Authority Education Bulletin. I found the experience of doing Into Headship absolutely fantastic. As an aspiring Head Teacher, it provided me with the opportunity to learn about and reflect on the elements that are essential to that role; defining the purpose of education, developing and … Continue reading Thinking of Into Headship?
This week I gave an end of term assembly to my S4s. In it, I recapped key messages from my assemblies over the past year and reflected on the journey we have made together. Back in June, the key messages were: Then in August, the messages were: And in October, we talked about: … Continue reading The end of a momentous few months