2020-06-15

LEGO reflections in Higher Education

This is a guest post on the Advance HE website published after I had delivered a successful workshop at the HEA Annual Conference demonstrating how to use LEGO reflections in higher education. Nicole Brown facilitated an interactive workshop at the recent HEA Annual Conference, where participants used LEGO® and a […]
2020-06-04

Guest post: Creativity in the Curriculum – An Exam Production-Line

In this guest post Dr Helen Ross reflects on the exam production line of our current school system.
2019-11-11

Teaching international students

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.
2018-02-19

Ableism in the curriculum

In this post, I explain what ableism in the curriculum is, and what we as teachers can do to counter ableism in the curriculum.
2017-02-01

More messages from the classroom

We need to think about what the messages are we send. So here are some more messages from the classroom.
2016-11-29

What’s your message?

In this post I am asking "What's your message?". This is about teachers' behaviours and attitudes and how students perceive these.
2016-08-26

Guest post: So we are all gifted and talented

Having read "Peak" guest blogger Craig Brown argues that gifted and talented provision needs to be reviewed.
2016-07-08

Book review: Study skills for students with dyslexia

This review is about "Study skills for students with dyslexia". This is a good resource for teachers helping prepare students for University.
2016-06-25

What are “communities of practice”?

Thoughts on what constitutes and characterises communities of practice and what is required to make communities of practice efficient and effective.
2016-06-08

Book review: Doing research in education – Theory and practice

This review is about the book "Doing research in education". A fabulous resource and introduction to doing research in education.
2016-05-11

How to flip, so it’s not a flop

This post provides some guidance on how to organise your lesson to flip successfully, as to flip cannot be done thoughtlessly.
2016-05-02

Is flipped learning really all the rage?

In this article about flipped learning I argue that flipped learning should only be used as one teaching method amongst many others.
2016-04-04

Playing games in lessons

Games are often used as motivators in lessons, but games shall not become the main focus. We are teachers and learning needs to be central to lessons.
2016-04-02

Book review: The art of being a brilliant middle leader

This is a review of "The art of being a brilliant middle leader" by G. Toward, C. Henley and A. Cope. A fantastic read for any team leader.
2016-03-02

Using audience response systems for teaching

In my experience using audience response systems in secondary or higher education can improve participation and engagement amongst learners.
2016-02-28

Teacher training placements

A brief outline of intended research in relation to the placements within teacher training.