Drop Dead Simple: Liberation or Captivity #UKEdChat

The topic covered here within this essay is far from being ‘Drop Dead Simple‘. I am currently reading a well written book by an author called Cal Newport. The title of this insightful book is called ‘Deep Work’. The book centers around the reader developing an ability to recognise what is and how to perform… Continue reading Drop Dead Simple: Liberation or Captivity #UKEdChat

School Closures Debate #edchat #UKEdchat

There has been some very recent (June 2016) heat surrounding the Euro 2016 football games and decisions to either allow school closures or stream the matches live during school time.  I for one have two children who were both effected by this idea of closures.  I want to highlight my thoughts on the football school… Continue reading School Closures Debate #edchat #UKEdchat

GCSE Mathematics: Mature student’s barrier to thinking! #UKEdchat

I find myself reflecting upon my experiences teaching GCSE Mathematics to mature students at an FE college since the year of 2012. Many of these students are returning to study to develop a career for themselves and gain a more positive future both independently, and financially. Many have left school with few qualifications and GCSE… Continue reading GCSE Mathematics: Mature student’s barrier to thinking! #UKEdchat

Feedback: Educational Environment #UKEdchat #Edchat

While working at a higher educational institution based in Lancashire I got involved in teaching mathematics to a group of adults (N = 45) with an age range of 18 to 50. These students required GCSE Mathematics in order to progress within their chosen careers. I became aware that other tutors were not providing as… Continue reading Feedback: Educational Environment #UKEdchat #Edchat