“Just leave” – why leaving a school isn’t that easy | missdcox

There have been times when I’ve seen Tweets about poor practice in a school and people have said in response “Just leave” or “Not all schools are like that” or “Not all SLT are like that”. The “Just leave” seems such an obvious thing to say but it really isn’t that simple. Some of us … More “Just leave” – why leaving a school isn’t that easy | missdcox

How to gain experience for Initial Teacher Training | shanzy91

So you know you want to be a teacher but don’t have any experience?  This was my main difficulty before I could submit my application. Many universities state that you need experience before you apply but I didn’t know where to begin.  Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started, based on my personal … More How to gain experience for Initial Teacher Training | shanzy91

Knowledge versus skills? It’s different in RE. | missavecarter

As a prospective PGCE student in Secondary Religious Education it was the one thing that really made me terrified. With a degree in History of Art was anyone ever going to believe that my subject knowledge is more than ‘good enough’ to train to teach? Luckily, the course leader thought that skills were more important, … More Knowledge versus skills? It’s different in RE. | missavecarter

Religious Education and #charliecharliechallenge : It’s Time for a Lesson on the Occult. | missavecarter

I am not that worried about the recent social media trend for young teens and school pupils to play a game using two pencils and a sheet of paper to create a makeshift version of the Ouija board. A grid is drawn on paper to make four panels, two of which are labelled “yes” and … More Religious Education and #charliecharliechallenge : It’s Time for a Lesson on the Occult. | missavecarter

The Solar Eclipse: The Lesson of a Lifetime? | missavecarter

“What could be more clear or obvious when we look up to the sky and contemplate the heavens, than that there is some divinity or superior intelligence?” Cicero Upon his discovery of gravity, Isaac Newton himself thought that the concentric motion of the planets around the sun was simply too uniform, and too wonderful, to … More The Solar Eclipse: The Lesson of a Lifetime? | missavecarter

The Problem with ‘About’ and ‘From’ in Religious Education: Why I am not that interested in my pupils’ opinions. | missavecarter

My pupils are desperate to know what religion I am. I am not telling them. It’s been a quite amusing and unintended behaviour management strategy; low-level disruption dissipates instantaneously to be replaced by rapturous attentiveness the very moment an individual tries to gather clues about my identity. My reasoning, though, goes much deeper than this. … More The Problem with ‘About’ and ‘From’ in Religious Education: Why I am not that interested in my pupils’ opinions. | missavecarter