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    No ‘i’ in Team

    TeachMeet Dorset had another successful evening on Thursday 10th October. This...

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    #TMDorset Blandford

    TeachMeet Dorset is being hosted at Downlands School, Blandford on Thursday...

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    Good Luck Ben Dunne!

    My old collegue from my Cove School days, Ben Dunne has started his new role as...

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    ‘It isn’t what you say that defines you but what you do’ These are the...

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Movie Magic

Movie Magic

Back in January 2010 I wrote about hoe films can enhance a teachers lesson on my blog and for Sec-Ed in April 2009. I have always been using documentaries and footage from DVDs and videos in my lessons. It got my mind racing on different aspects of films that could be shown to pupils within […]

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#TMDorset

Back in November, Ollie Bray, one time fellow geographer at Plymouth University, sent out a tweet to me about a TeachMeet taking place down on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, TeachMeet Dorset. I had heard of TeachMeet but have never had the pleasure or nerves (!) to attend. Well, after a few minutes of […]

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School's Out!

School’s Out!

It’s 14.00 on Wednesday 24th July and school is officially out! At this moment in time I shall be making my way to the car, wheel spinning out of the school car park, to catch a flight to Amsterdam for a few days to celebrate the start of the holidays. Not a bad way to […]

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geogonthespot

Former colleague and NQT Amber Moore has recently started her own blog on the adventures of being a Geography NQT. The new blog is entitled geogonthespot! Amber recently returned to Gillingham School, after completing her PGCE at Plymouth University, to observe some KS5 lessons and help out on our Stourhead Orienteering Year 7 fieldtrip. Amber […]

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Well done OB!

Well Done OB!

My good friend, Ollie Bray, has achieved his life long dream of becoming a Head Teacher at Kingussie School in Scotland. I have known Ollie since our university days in Plymouth and he was always driven to succeed. He is one of the UK’s leading educators on new technologies within the classroom. His blog, olliebray.com, […]

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Mini Motivators

Mini Motivators

Back in November 2012, Ollie Bray tweeted me a link and planted a seed (!) to go and present at TeachMeet Dorset down on the Isle of Portland. The TeachMeet was being organised by Gary Spracklen of IPACA. I duly made the long journey down on a cold wet evening taking my good friend Nick […]

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Back to Blog

Back to Blog

> ‘Hey! Long-time no see…’ Yes, it’s been a while since I have blogged anything of any substance. Like for all you all, it’s been a crazy year of educational changes, long hours and hard-work…and I let the blogging slip! Whoops… Well, like Dr Who, it was time for change on the look of miketidd.com […]

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TeachMeet Dorset

Yes, it’s coming – TeachMeet Dorset is coming to Gillingham School! I encourage everyone of you to try and come – Thursday 16th May. To sign up for TeachMeet Dorset please click here. Every since I went to my first ever TeachMeet down on the Isle of Portland back in November, I have been very […]

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Teaching is Cool!

The Success of Failure

I have been reading John Hattie’s ‘Visible Learning for Teachers’ (a book I am sure many of you have read). It is looking at fifteen years of research involving millions of students and gives evidence into what actually works in schools to improve learning. It really is an enlightening book to read and does get […]

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No 'i' in Team

TeachMeet Virgin

As promised, I am keeping you up-to-date with the going ons in my life as a teacher. Back in November, Ollie Bray, one time fellow geographer at Plymouth University, sent out a tweet to me about a TeachMeet taking place down on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, TeachMeet Dorset. I had heard of TeachMeet […]

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