Surround yourself with good people

What is the one thing that will make a huge difference to you and your practice over the coming school year?  Well, more than likely it is the people that you surround yourself with. Take a time to have a think… Who are the people who are going to push your thinking? Who are the […]

Travelling Tales – Amplification

Travelling Tales was my COETAIL course 5 final project. I can’t believe that it all started in November 2016. Time really has flown by. Travelling Tales has grown and grown in the past 8 months and has allowed students in my class to create meaningful and purposeful global collaborations. Not only has it created connections for my […]

Alike…curiosity, creativity and schools

“We’re all born curious, creative and imaginative.”  These are the words of Tony Wagner, who has promoted educational innovation through his work with Harvard University, Keynote speeches and books. As babies we are finding out how things works. Why do babies put paper ( or any thing for that matter) in their mouth? It is […]

Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project

Travelling Tales When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my project really helped me! Essentially the project is […]

Message in a bottle

How did we communicate globally before technology? Was sending a message in a bottle a valid way of communicating? Did it empower the sender?  Is it an interesting concept to think about how far we have come as technology has continued to develop since the first telegram in 1844. Since then technology has continued to […]

Ch Ch Changes

A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  – I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this…but not as much!). I didn’t make global connections  (apart from family […]

Course 4 – Final Projects – Magic Carpet Ride

OK… So I am not really sure what I want to do… I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Professional Development I have ever done. It has been an amazing journey – a little like a magic carpet ride.  Up’s and Downs. So much learning but so little time. Surprises […]

Education Rebooted

Nearly every industry in the world has changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers, the internet and mobile technology. The world has been rebooted. But has education changed and evolved?  The simple answer is no! In the 1800’s, students sat in a classroom, listened to a teacher and took tests. In 2016, some students […]

SPARK

SPARK The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. Whats the SPARK in your classroom? How do you ignite children’s learning and curiosity?   There are so many X-based learning models. Here are a few:- Challenge Based […]

Messing around in Course 3 – Course 3 Final Project – Modern CV

When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembourg for nearly 4 years (this is my first step into International Education.) Before that I was teaching in Central London. In 4 years not only I have personally changed, but as a […]