As the staggered start to the summer holidays means that we all finish at different times (and yes, I am one of the lucky ones!), I'm reading a few great posts at the moment along just these lines. So today's post is a link to some of those.
End of year targets and adapting your practice
- Keep it simple, stupid (@BodilUK): This was actually posted over three weeks ago, but I really enjoyed reading it and fits nicely with the theme of self-analysis. I kinda feel like this is a must-read for NQTs who have either already started or are starting in September. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
- Just one thing... (@Craigos87): Short, sweet and felt like I could have written it! What's the one thing you will do better next year?
- Another year over (@srcav): A nice personal post about the end of term, although the title does mean I've had "So this is Christmas" stuck in my head for the last week...
- Subtract three, add three (@atharby): One of the best-written reflections I've seen this year. I don't usually read posts from non-maths teachers, but there are so many parallels between Andy's teaching and my own that I really liked this post. I'm planning my own "subtract three, add three" at some point.
Summer Blog Challenge
If you've missed any, I've listed the first posts below. Remember, you can find post indexes on my site and on @DrBennison's site - keeping on top of all of these is going to be as time-consuming as writing the blogs!
- @mwimaths - Psyching myself up
- @ASHS_Maths - Vertical tutoring
- @mathchick5 - Activity based approach and the success in "doing math"
- @kimThomasLee - Why I love teaching fractions and algebra
It's not too late to join us - just start blogging and tag your posts with #summerblogchallenge!