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What’s your sentence?

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

I read Lesley Cameron’s post Risk Taking Does Not Fit With Perfection on George Couros’ The Principal of Change blog today.

There was a lot in the article that interested me, but particularly the idea of ‘What’s Your Sentence’ from Daniel Pink’s Drive – that George Curos shared with his staff in this video:

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And now to rest…

December 29, 2010 2 comments

Apologies to anyone who has actually been reading The Reall Battle since it moved to WordPress; you may have experienced the almost constant tinkering with themes.

I still haven’t found one I’m completely happy with, but I will stick with this one for now – it seems to do what I want it to do which is a good start!

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8Way Thinking

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I’ve finally got round to reading the second half of Ian Gilbert’s Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google? I’m amazed that I didn’t read it all in one sitting as I’ve found it inspirational and easy reading.  When I finish the book I will write a post on the main things I’ve taken away from this first read, but for now I want to document just one thing – one of the things I anticipate using with my Y3s almost immediately. Read more…

The need for change

December 28, 2010 2 comments

The battle between routine and novelty

Welcome to my WordPress blog.

Five months on the previous blog.  That’s about right for me.  I have an overwhelming need for novelty; to find something better; or just to find something different.  I appreciate that change for change’s sake is not to everyone’s taste but for me, change is necessary just to prevent stagnation. Read more…

Obstacles to learning

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I’ve been wondering about what’s happened to my teaching recently.  I was really excited about having two days a week in one class, rather than bits and pieces across the school.  And yes, I was nervous that I would be teaching Y3 rather than my comfort zone of Y5/6.  However, I WAS excited; I was looking forward to being able to focus on being in a classroom with a set of children.

I am naturally a risk-taker in my approach to learning and teaching.  I enjoy the focus on learning and what children need.  But you wouldn’t know that if you’d visited my classroom over the past few months. Read more…