With both GTC QTS and OCT, I am certified to teach in England and Canada. I was an elementary school teacher for 13 years and hold a master's degree in education.
I have experience designing, planning, developing and editing schemes of work, including detailed lesson guides with learning resources, and exam materials. I’ve written many policy documents, collaborated on national frameworks and lead school curriculum innovation.
I've shared my expertise and insight into life in the classroom with The Times Educational Supplement, Parents, Today's Parent, Teach Magazine, Ozy... Read on, you might learn something new.
What Age Do Kids Start Preschool?
How Spelling Bees Can Improve Literacy Skills in the Classroom
Newest US Export: Censorship?
Saving the Future: Climate Action and the Rights of Nature
7 Tips for Transitioning Back to School After Winter Break
A Teenage Nightmare?
Middle School Just Got a Lot Harder
Will These Kids Catch Up?
Help Preschoolers Adapt, Post-Covid
Real-Life Teachers Share How to Use an iPad to Maximize Learning
Many parents couldn't have navigated the pandemic without technology. Virtual learning and remote working revealed how much we rely on it, and how grateful we are for the apps and devices that make life so much richer.
11 Best Online Tutoring Services for Kids
School closures across the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic have been incredibly difficult for parents and teachers to navigate. Getting used to homeschooling, ironing out the kinks on various different online teaching platforms, and trying to balance virtual school, work, and perhaps other childcare has been a massive challenge.
7 Gift Ideas for Kids to Up Their Virtual Learning Game
30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery
How to Explain the Story of Thanksgiving to Kids
13 First-Day-of-School Activities You Can Do at Home
On the first day of school, teachers of all grades usually kick things off with special games, crafts, or activities to ensure that kids go home pumped about being back in the classroom. Even though the classroom part will be missing for many students returning to school this year, there are still plenty o