2023: Seeking and Responding to Surprises

I thought I’d start with this image: more than 100 locks of love secured and promised. How often do we promise ourselves something, which reflects our love for ourselves? I’m guessing, if you are like me, practically never! This picture was just one I snapped as I walked around Gdansk, this Christmas break. Here isContinue reading “2023: Seeking and Responding to Surprises”

Culture Shock: What’s your experience?

Hi international teachers! I am currently researching ‘culture shock’. This has been a term I have come across several times, usually at inductions at new schools. Currently, I am designing a course to support international teachers and I would love to unpick the term further, in our context. Although is a lack of specific researchContinue reading “Culture Shock: What’s your experience?”

Action Research Project featured in Chartered College of Teaching Journal, Impact

It was quite a process, but I was delighted to find my article, co-authored with Gillian Smith, my Assistant Head, published in this issue of the Impact journal. It details our discoveries of our on-going action research project, addressing the needs of young, EAL learners. This article can help those international teachers working in anContinue reading “Action Research Project featured in Chartered College of Teaching Journal, Impact”

Playing around with Canva

Previously, I have experimented with Canva when making business cards, even when having a try at mocking up my book cover. Recently, I’ve been making little info-graphics to share areas of my book that I feel will help teachers at their particular stage of the international journey. Right now, teachers are either prepping to leaveContinue reading “Playing around with Canva”

What an experience! Recording for a Summit and podcasting (06/05/21)

This past month feels like I am on a fast spinning treadmill! It’s been fabulous! Firstly, I recorded for Kathy Brodie’s Early Years Summit which was my first experience of offering external CPD. I knew of this Summit as my Masters’ dissertation was based on ‘Interactions’ which amazingly was running in the year I beganContinue reading “What an experience! Recording for a Summit and podcasting (06/05/21)”