Substitute Teaching as Learning

I stumbled upon this while on pinterest and I will be keeping a watchful eye on all the new ideas and hope I can share as many.
Substitute teaching is a skill in itself and a massive learning curve which helps you grow and become a better teacher.

Christina Pocklington's Digital Portfolio

Before the 2013-2014 school year begins, it’s high time that I update my blog. I learned a great deal from subbing last year, and I trust that education continues this year. While getting settled in each classroom, I try to take five minutes to understand how each teacher sets up his/her classroom and how the flow of the day works. I love the bins with clearly labeled genres enticing children to read in a comfy corner. As someone who loves exploring science, areas where students can freely explore different concepts and objects on their own time are really exciting for me to see.

I’ve also observed the delicate balance of what to hang on the walls–walls should be colorful, welcoming, useful, and interactive where appropriate. Above all, if it’s necessary daily information, it has to be big enough and clear enough so that everyone can read it from almost anywhere…

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1 Tactic That Will Help You Grow Your Following: Meet and Greet

Dream Big, Dream Often

imagesWhat day is it??!!  Meet and Greet Day!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.
  5. And if you leave a link and don’t follow me, how about ya show ole Danny some love?

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and meet n greet your butts off!

The Reblog post will publish at…

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Sunshine Blogger Award

The wonderfully kind and helpful Anand over at Blabberwockying has nominated me for this award. You should check out his blog and some inspirational insights into the world, Also the 6 word stories are pretty good to :-).

Since it is taking me so long to accept this award i have actually been nominated twice. Thanks goes out to Jackie over at Arts, Crafts, Food and things for a second nomination.

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Life, Tea and Cakes

Tea and Cake Tuesday #3 – Mug cakes

Mug Cakes have become the quick and easy cake fix. There are books, even special mugs, to help you create the best mug cakes in under 5 mins. So no more spending 40 minutes mixing and measuring then waiting for cooking and cooling. Now you can have a single cake portion in super quick time.  Continue reading “Tea and Cake Tuesday #3 – Mug cakes”


How to show support and awareness in September

September has rolled around again. Which means on Facebook i see a whole month of information and calls to action from one specific organisation – CMT:UK.   Continue reading “How to show support and awareness in September”

Festival, Life, Travel

The Ramshackle Rally

Timehop is such a great way to remind you of all the great times you’ve had. This week i keep getting posts from when me and 8 friends went on a massive adventure in three cars across France and Spain to Valencia. Continue reading “The Ramshackle Rally”

Life, Teaching

15 interesting steps to enable lifelong learning

Having joined stumble upon again i have discovered a wealth of interesting posts, not just for blog ideas but also to help make me a better, more rounded person.

As a teacher, i am also a lifelong learner, i know that i do not know everything.

I found this interesting article about how to cultivate a lifetime of learning by doing 15 simple things.  Continue reading “15 interesting steps to enable lifelong learning”