It’s Been A Year! Planning and Printer Update!

I have been away from my blog for a year now 🙁 partly because my desktop computer broke and partly because work has got in the way. During the past year, I have been promoted at work, been bitten by a dog on my first official day of my promotion whilst at work, worked at several different pubs in my area and ran one outside of my area for 10 days. Had my hours reduced so much that I had to go back to doing some supply teaching, and then…

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New Teacher Planning Pages For Primary Teachers

One of my close friends started her NQT year as a Year 5 Primary Teacher this week so, while I was visiting her neck of the woods last week, I asked her about lesson planning. I realised that the pages I created in the past were more suited to Secondary School Teachers, although they obviously can still be used by Primary Teachers they were not quite as helpful as they could be. So with this in mind, and after looking through the medium term plans and year plans she showed…

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Realisation

It is funny how somethings happen; when you are least expecting it you find yourself in the middle of spaghetti junction and have no idea what to do with yourself from there – which way to go? It is in one of those such puzzles that I find myself at present, but literally just now I have possibly unravelled some of the thoughts that have been going round and round in my head like they were in a washing machine on super fast spin mode. After returning from my fortnightly…

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My Filofax – All Change!

I have recently been suffering from extreme shoulder and arm pain, also affecting my neck muscles at times as well. So I made the decision to try and use my mini Metropol Filofax on the go and then use my A5 zipped Holborn again at home, instead of my VERY stuffed and rather solid, brick like personal Malden! This will mean that EVERYTHING will be entered into my A5 and then every week all the weeks appointments get transferred to the weekly pages (the month on 2 pages will be…

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Tracking Health – Filofax & Fitbit or Filofax & Pulse?

Since I started my new job at the pub I have been losing weight – without even really trying to. I don’t know how much I weighed when I started but I do know that in the last month I have lost over a stone. I know I had already lost quite a bit as you could already tell in my face and from my slimmer tummy that I had. I wish I knew what I weighed prior to starting working there! I have been using My Fitness Pal app…

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Teacher Planning Pages Format & Show Me Your Pages!

Teacher Planning Pages Format I have had quite a bit of feedback lately from Teachers who have more lessons per day and would like to use my pages for their planning. It would therefore seem a good idea for me to make some variations on my basic 5 lesson planning pages available for others to print and use in their Filofax or other chosen binder for this coming school year. For this to happen I need your help! I have created a poll – which should be on the right…

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A New Job, A New Layout…

Two months ago I started a new job. It might surprise some of you to read that it is not at a school but in a pub near to where I live. It’s only part time but I have been working as many hours as I can to pay the bills and I have been loving it! It has been physically exhausting, mainly because of the heat behind the bar as the bar air con doesn’t really work that well, but its also because there are full washer trays of…

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Teacher’s Organiser Summer Pages Now Available

For those of you that Teach, you may have seen the Spring 2013 Organiser pages I created with the help of Ray ready for you to print and use. Well I have now completed the Summer set of pages, with 2 sets available due to Counties having differencies in their summer term dates. I have based the main option on Essex (because I live there), but the Elsewhere option covers an earlier Easter along with an earlier term end. I also know some schools don’t finish until the end of…

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The Challenge Ahead

The email I had been waiting for finally arrived Thursday, it was confirming that I would be teaching at the school I talked about in my last post. This is quite a big event for me as I have quite a lot of responsibility combined with some challenging students. Not only do I have to get them through a Functional Skills in ICT qualification, but also their English, Maths and Science qualifications plus any additional awards such as ASDAN Bronze Award or their Food Hygiene certificate. I have to work…

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2013 Teacher’s Organiser Spring Set Available

Happy New Year! As it is the start of a brand new year I have made a set of Teacher’s Organiser pages for the Spring Term 2013 available for you to download and print. These are the newly updated pages and are put together so that all you need to do is download and print them on which ever paper you choose and you are ready to go. The pages are PDF’d to A4 so you can happily print them straight to A4 paper, booklet print them, or even print them…

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