Many thanks to people who provided possible questions to help me prepare for a Head of Department interview earlier this week. I was unsuccessful for the post but, as someone who’s struggled quite horrifically in the past with interview nerves, did give the best interview I’ve ever given in my opinion. Someone asked if I could record the questions suggested so here they are in the hope that they’ll be useful to others.
Thought I’d blog a little about some ideas that I’ve been using with Year 11. None of these are original ideas; most are stolen from fabulous people who tweet and/ or blog but tweaked to suit the needs of my group.
T’is the season to be jolly/ bah humbug [delete as appropriate] so I thought I’d do a topical post of my favourite resources for the festive season.
I’ve got so many good ideas from Twitter for great displays I decided that this would be the year I made the most of my “learning space” *cringe*. Most of these ideas are magpied from Twitter but I thought I’d bring them all together here for anyone who may have missed them
The lovely Just Maths is busy analysing the differences between the originally released assessment materials and those recently accredited by OFQUAL. As doing this for our board AQA was on my to-do list I volunteered to share the load. You’ll have to forgive some shabby presentations as I’m still a newbie when it comes to the iPad!
This Saturday saw the second National Maths Conference in Kettering hosted by Mark McCourt (@emaths) and La Salle Education, sponsored by AQA. It was great to catch up with what are quickly becoming old friends & meet some lovely, inspirational people who have only previously existed in the form of Twitter avatars. They’re real!.
This is a post about gimmicks; more specifically little tricks to aid pupils remembering “methods”. Its grown from a tweet put out about a month ago by a genuinely curious NQT. This is my campaign for why such tricks should be eradicated from our classrooms.