School holidays are almost here and I can already hear the cries of thousands of children as they have nothing to do for two whole weeks - "I'm Bored"! In the past, when I've heard those dreaded words, I've become annoyed, muttered something about 'oh, wouldn't it be nice to be bored rather than cooking … Continue reading “I’m Bored!”
I love learning, finding new ways to do things and have always had an interest in the use of technology in the Music classroom. In 2017, I felt I needed to find some specific professional development in Music tech stuff - practical, easy to apply, and relevant training. And that's when I discovered the amazing MusicEdNet … Continue reading S.T.E.A.M. Powered
Candy Crush. It's totally addictive! I quit the game years ago, but now I'm back! I know all the tricks - how to get lives when you have run out, trick ways to get extra "boosters". I can't help myself and it is SO distracting and time wasting - and ADDICTIVE! I feel like a … Continue reading Inspiration, Engagement and the Great Disconnect
In my latest post, I share 3 of my favourite picture books that inspire creativity and innovation in adults as well as children. After all, who said picture books were just for kids?
I am an IDEAS person. I love coming up with new and exciting ways to do things - in my teaching, in my day to day life. Making changes, being creative, rearranging a room. I am sure there are times when my family and work colleagues wished I was a bit less creative. I was … Continue reading Creativity, Boredom and the Great Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs By now, those of you who regularly read my posts would know that I love to throw in clips and videos. But why would I start my post with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles? Well, it's a long story. For a long time I have had a gnawing feeling. Something biting … Continue reading Revelation
We are all creative beings. Whether it be working out what's for dinner and "creatively" putting together what's in the fridge, planning a unit of work for your Yr 4 class, working out a project schedule or actively being "creative" - painting, making music, doing craft. So why do so many people feel they aren't … Continue reading Introducing “Creativity”