Category Archives: Teaching

Some Things Change, Others Stay the Same!

Young Children

Wow!  What a start to the year! As most of you probably know, this year I thought it would be an excellent idea to return, full time, to the classroom.  After all, the BORN2READ® Experience of levelled readers was complete, (finally), and I had found myself hanging out by the fridge, far too many times […]

Thank you for your concerns – I appreciate your time!

BORN2READ

It has been an interesting month. I have always welcomed comments and critiques of the BORN2READ experience, but earlier this month I was floored, when I received a list of unfounded concerns about BORN2READ. I have to say, my initial reaction was disbelief that someone could get the BORN2READ Experience so wrong. Then I decided […]

Teachers, take a bow and then put your feet up!

teachers

Ah, school holidays – it is still my favourite time of the year, even though I no longer have school-aged children or work in a traditional classroom.  I love seeing all of the posts on social media, of teachers sharing nature snaps, food snaps, holiday destination snaps, and dare I say, drinking snaps!   Teachers are […]

How’s the serenity?

So, just last week I was paddling hard, and getting nowhere fast. With a deadline fast approaching, I was extremely concerned that this time, I may just not make it to the finish line. I had a vision of these professional days being a complete and utter waste of time for my colleagues. I can […]

Here I am again!!!

phases

So in a previous blog (The Four Phases), I outlined the four phases of any project that I undertake. I have just re-read that blog and see that, at the time of writing that blog, and for that project, I was in between Phase Two and Three, with the light in the tunnel, burningly close. […]

Can someone please stop the clock

clock

Can someone please stop the clock – just for a minute, no, make that a week?  I just need to catch up! I don’t know what is going on, but I feel as though my life is moving at an over-accelerated pace at the moment.  No sooner than I get up, it is time to […]

And the winner is … confidence!

Confidence

Isn’t it amazing how much easier it is to cope with life, when you’re happy and feeling good? Problems that come your way are not huge obstacles, just a mere blimp on your radius of happiness, to deal with and let go. When you’re feeling good, you’re feeling confident – you can cope with just […]

Teacher Professional Development – just what you need more of!!

Over the past 30 years, I have been to many Teacher Professional Development Sessions – or as they are known more commonly, Teacher PD. Some are great, but unfortunately, most are not so great. The ones that I have enjoyed the most, are the teacher professional development days that actually gave me something practical – […]

“I can teach my child to read, I have lots of spare time,”

Teach my child

“I can teach my child to read, I have lots of spare time,” said no parent of school-aged children ever! I have an apology to make – for the last 12 months, I have been out of touch with parents of school-aged children. You see, whilst I’ve been happily sailing along the ‘thank goodness my […]