Tag Archives: Contemporary issues

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

Who Am I?⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

This weeks social studies TDT looks at identity and asks us to read a chapter of Woodward (2004) and look at the role it plays in our world today. So reading this, you might wonder who I am? Well I’m a university student, a Girlguide leader, a Manchester City fan, a blogger, British, a lover […]

Powerful Knowledge in the Social Studies Classroom⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

So, after a wonderful summer of work, work, Paris, work, its back to third year and within my first day I have been subjected to TDT’s! Nothing quite like getting into the swing of things, is there? My elective module this year is Scottish Studies (unlike me I know, but when I signed up to […]

Moulsford. History. Common Entrance.⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Its no news to anyone back home, at university or even here at Moulsford that I love my history and its definitely an area I am really interested in teaching. Mouslford are about to go through a whole curriculum change which will happen in the next few months, but for the next few weeks I […]

Week 3 – Reflection⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Week 3 has been a 4 day week due to Easter Monday being a bank holiday. I’m so used to being in Scotland where most people work and most things are open on a bank holiday but down here in England everyone closes up shop and takes the day as a proper holiday for family […]

Religious Instruction⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Moulsford, as with many other schools across England prides itself in being a Church of England school. This means that during assembly the boys are expected to pray, sing religious hymns and uphold christian values. I have myself observed this in practice and remember prayers and assembly singing, well from my own school days in […]

Inset Day – Purple Pens and Labelling Lads⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Yesterday’s inset day was a lovely relaxing first day back for the teachers before the madness of the children arriving! Moulsford had booked a local teacher to talk to us from a private school in Oxford who are changing their curriculum, like Moulsford, to a more skills based curriculum. As he started I already liked […]

Week 2 – Reflection⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Each week on this placement, I must right a short reflection on my time at Moulsford and link it to the GTCS Scottish Standards for Provisional Registration. It was the last week of the Spring term before they boys go off on their Easter break and there was a lot of random days and lessons […]

Learning for Support and Support for Learning⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

I want to learn about schools from all aspects from the kitchen to the classroom If you are keeping up to date with my blog and reading it daily, you will be familiar with my third goal for this placement quoted above. Today’s main learning focus for myself was Learning Support in my fantastic placement […]

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