Tools of the Trade – Early Starts

This is a continuation of my ‘tools of the trade’ series. You can see the rest of them by clicking here. Very occasionally they will contain affiliate links, which will be marked with an (a) after the link. These do not cost you anything, and will give me a small fee, or  free software. Out of […]

Digital portfolios in eduation

Recently I was invited to The Holy Family School in Walthamstowe to present on blogs and how to use them to create a digital portfolio. When I was teaching BTEC Performing Arts the Portfolios were a pain to take home and mark -for the business module in particular these were huge. I always preferred to […]

Tools of the trade – Evernote

This is the first in a series of weekly posts of tools I use as a self employed freelancer. I normally blog on a Monday, but I will be posting this series on a Thursday so as not to interrupt normal postings! Very occasionally they will contain affiliate links, which will be marked with an […]

Care vs Control: healthy relationships

I am the leader of the 4th Grays Rangers– who are the Senior Section (14-25) of the Girlguiding movement. This is a voluntary position which I have taken because I was a Guide when I was young and got so much out of it, but also because I want to help support young women in […]

Presenting information in the digital age

As part of my work for Trinity College London, on their Arts Award Supporter campaign I have been investigating different ways of presenting all of the information we hold in a way which is accessible for people. We all have preferred ways of receiving information – thinking of Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, I personally […]

Shakespeare Schools Festival

This year I was delighted to be asked back to work at the Shakespeare School Festival as a Venue Manager. I manage a cast workshop, where schools come in and have sessions with professional directors and I work with the teachers to discuss the more technical and practical aspects of their performance. How many chaperones, […]

An open letter to Mr Gove

I don’t normally do posts which are a complete reference to another post, but I just couldn’t resist in this case. You have to read this open letter to Mr Gove from the Uphill Struggle. As a teacher she talks passionately about teaching and the difficulties teachers face. I’m an ex teacher and I completely agree […]

Welcome to Action Jen readers!

As of today, I will no longer be blogging about fitness on my separate blog, but rather integrate it all into here, so welcome to everyone who has come over from Action Jen. For those of you who just read Jen Farrant, I have cross posted some of my favourite fitness posts here into a […]