Finding your way with Questioning: A practical approach for getting better at questioning

Within the pages of every teenage girls’ magazine you'll find a flow chart quiz which, if taken, will allow you to work out what your ideal pet/ band/ TV Soap character/ boyfriend would be. As a younger teenage girl who had laid her hands on a contraband 'Just 17', I would avidly pour over the … Continue reading Finding your way with Questioning: A practical approach for getting better at questioning

Supporting your new NQT colleague to THRIVE amidst a global pandemic

Around this time last year I wrote about how beginning teachers could make the most of their final weeks as PGCE students in the classroom.  This year, they do not have classrooms, they only have the virtual PGCE programme to prepare them for NQT in the absence of critical practical experience.  I asserted previously that … Continue reading Supporting your new NQT colleague to THRIVE amidst a global pandemic

Flying the nest: Helping your student to end well

Photo by Arul on Pexels.com One afternoon in June, at the dawn of the National Curriculum, a Year 8 pupil opened her history exercise book to find a handwritten note from her teacher which said:  ‘You are a gifted historian with a keen analytical mind and deep interest in the past.  You should ensure History … Continue reading Flying the nest: Helping your student to end well