After regularly sharing teaching & learning ideas/resources on my Twitter and Instagram pages, I felt it was time to set up a space where I can share ideas and resources in more depth.
I am currently Head of Department at Elfed High School North Wales. I started my career six years ago as a NQT at this school, which was rated as ‘Excellent’ in the 2015 Estyn inspection report. During my time at Elfed High School I have taught History, my main area of specialism, at key stages three, four and five. I have also taught Government and Politics, Religious Studies and Welsh Second Language. I have achieved Lead Practitioner status, through whole school leadership developing bilingualism. I have also recently visited St. Joseph’s College, Anradaphura in Sri Lanka as part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms project and hosted their visit to Wales.
After joining Twitter in February, 2015 I have since become aware of the amazing CPD phenomenon “Teach Meet”. I attended #TMLondon in March 2015, then attended many more Teach Meet events both as an attendee and presenter. I organised, hosted and presented at both #TMNWales and #TMHistoryIcons.
I began writing on Staffrm, then @StressFreeTeacher asked me to write for his website about my Assessment for Learning strategies and #PoundlandPedagogy ideas. After becoming the UK Ed Ambassador for the @UKEd_Wales account I have since had articles published in the UK Ed monthly magazines. Recently, I have collaborated with Mark Anderson aka @ICTEvangelist writing about various apps that are fantastic for teaching and learning.
So what’s next for me?
In August I will be moving to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates to teach History at the ‘Outstanding’ Brighton College. I am very excited for this adventure. I also have several projects coming up in 2017 both in the UAE and UK.
My up coming posts will be explaining some of my most successful teaching and learning ideas, in more depth than 140 characters. I will also be suggesting educators and teachers who inspire me and that I believe other teachers can learn so much from, as I have!