6th June – Knowing stuff, building stuff and burning stuff

Achievement of the day completion of the Lego project… Mostly after mugging the dog for the bits that the cat catapulted across the room! 

Bizarre email of the day… An Explorer requested being allowed to come to Rangers tonight so they can join the Rangers A’Level Maths Revision session – because my Rangers know that being clever and successful is just as important as setting fire to stuff!

The non A’Level Rangers did fire lighting with increasingly odd fire starters. 


18th May – Perspective 

This morning was spent invidulating. It was an odd version, reading the exam instructions like reading a story to a child, a student in a blanket and one in PJ’s. Anything to try to keep them calm and together. Even if it is to minimise the stress by doing daft things including Lego dragon building – did debate if  invidulating in PJ’s would help…

I’m so proud of them. A’level maths exams can be accessed. 

Then there is the flip side, trying to be considerate and saying that I’m equally happy with either option – to be informed I’m being sarcastic. Trying to be kind, as I’m concerned and want to help, but just get shot down. Mostly just makes me wonder why I bother, why do I care. Mostly just want to bail. May just hide in maths and Lego, you know where you are with that. 

12th May – WTM

The students appreciated it. I love the fact that they’ll actually make the effort to come and find you to say thank you. I also like it that they can see that speaker and scribe work closely enough to know how each other think and can see the relationship and friendship. 

I’m not sure we will be able to respond to the requests for all the other modules…

This maybe another task for anxiety maths club!

10th May – ✔️


C1 June 2015 ✔️
Level 1 FSMQ

Using Data (Data Sheet) 2016 ✔️
It’s nice when the unanimous feedback is that the videos are helping. 

It’s nice to be able to stick a qr code on a paper and allow students to access the worked example but not have the temptation to see the next by accident. 

It’s nice to know that the nights you leave work at 9 or weekends you give up, the results are used, shared and appreciated not just by students in my class, or in my college but actually genuinely around the world!