Has it really been almost 2 months since I last blogged? I can’t quite believe that it has been that long but a quick look at my Outlook Calendar reminds me just how busy I have been.
I started at LTS 3 weeks before the end of term, and gave up my teacher holidays into the bargain. In truth I didn’t miss the holidays and have loved everything I have done in the last 3 months. I was on holiday for the first 2 weeks of August and for the first time in my teaching life I took the full holiday to relax! No emails, no work, just family and relaxation!
I am learning all the time. The biggest change with my new job has been having to organise my own time. In school I was used to bells and timetables; now the bells have been replaced with calendar alarms and the timetables with Scotrail!
Things have really got busy since the schools and uni’s went back. Lot’s of training and projects planned with various people to keep me busy in the run up to SLF. Then the 2 day conference itself will be great as I will get to meet lots more people (as well as catching up with twitter buds and friends).
I have been involved with the new Glow blogs which has been great. I have really enjoyed understanding more about the processes that go on to make ideas a reality. I have become more creative (thanks to my new colleague and buddy Pam) and have taken a fresh approach to the Glow groups under my charge – not just by improving how they look with new interfaces but more importantly focussing on the purpose of the group – is it clear why the group exists and does it achieve what it should?
You will notice a difference in the look and purpose of many National Curriculum groups over the coming months as many of my LTS Curriculum colleagues have been working hard on updating the national groups content and layout to make them even more user friendly.
Look out to for a new marketing campaign coming soon highlighting why we think Glow is getting better!