Author Archives: M Mackie

Outdoor Learning⤴

from @ Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

I am a huge fan of outdoor learning! This has mostly stemmed from my experiences working in a nature nursery, where I saw many of the benefits of the outdoor … Continue reading

Using the TASC wheel in planning⤴

from @ Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

TASC stands for ‘Thinking Actively in a Social Context’. This is an approach which can be used when planning, to create experiences that will challenge and engage students – making … Continue reading

What Kind of Teacher Do I Want To Be?⤴

from @ Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I hope to spend this year working on developing into my own kind of teacher, rather than simply imitating my ‘host’ teacher. … Continue reading

A Couple of Highlights from Placement Week 2⤴

from @ Reflections of a Trainee Teacher

This week has been another brilliant whirlwind! One of the highlights was having the opportunity to watch and be a part of the Spring Concert on Wednesday evening. It was … Continue reading

Conducting a little survey⤴

from @ Reflections of a Trainee Teacher

Ever since reading Hallam et al. (2009) ‘Trainee primary-school teachers’ perceptions of their effectiveness in teaching music’, I have been really interested in how confident primary teachers feel about teaching the subject. I … Continue reading