A recent trip to #BETT15 the other week and quality conversation with @oliverquinlan, @cerirwilliams, @ClassDojo and co, I rediscovered my mojo! Inspirational chat, discussion and thought has led me to writing this post.
For those eagle-eyed folk who duly noted that it had been a while, I can feel satisfied by the fact that I have written three articles for the UKedchat magazine. Approached by @ICTmagic last May, I have really enjoyed sharing my own experiences in the hope that it is useful in some way to fellow educators.
Check out the website for more excellent ideas, resources and online-collaboration at www.ukedchat.com.
In addition to beginning a new role in my Bradford school (Bowling Park), embedding the computing curriculum across school and reviving Digital Leaders, I have also been enjoying work at a Leeds school (Queensway). The contrast between a three-from, split site, multicultural school and a one-form entry, local community school was a shock to the system at first. I have found that while the experiences children have varies from family to family, the learning behaviours and emotional needs are the same.
Most recently, Bowling Park were featured in the Ukedchat Mag as ‘School of the Week’! Click here to read about it.
For every little Peter that dislikes writing, there is a Paul who also needs that extra special something to make him think of himself as a writer and author! And for every little Aleeza that thinks she can’t do maths, that is where we, as educators, are privileged enough to be there to do something.
It is with this in mind that inspires me to go the extra mile each and everyday and try to make a difference.