I have been a teacher for 18 years and I love it. I especially love teaching high school (secondary in the UK) students. I specialise in History with experience of English, Geography, Religious Studies and Humanities. I have been a Head of Dept, an advanced lead teacher in Humanities, focusing on helping teachers be the best they can be across the school, a deputy head in a SEMH school and good old classroom based history teacher. I enjoy all things history and like to personalise my students historical studies. So I LOVE Local History! (Maybe its because I'm nosey?) Here's an article I had published in national journal TEACHING HISTORY on my Local History project. http://www.history.org.uk/resources/secondary_resource_6498.html It might give you taste of how I like to teach...
All sorts. Whatever works for the students in front of me. From interactive and independent group work to discussion and lecture. Either way I want the students to be working harder than their teacher. :0)
WINNER: Jamie Oliver and YouTube's Dream Teacher in History 2011. http://mshughesteaches.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/stalins-rise-to-power.html http://www.agent4change.net/events/competition/894
Honours degree in in History. PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) from the Institute of Education, University of London. Lead Professional Certification for Middle Leader in Education.
I aim to create engaging, interesting and challenging lessons for my students. I am a firm believer that a real education should develop young people holistically and lead them to independence and help them on the path to a productive and happy life. If you want to get information and freebies first you can follow me on facebook and instagram. For myself I love gardening (weather permitting) and reading (when my marking lets me!) as well as getting crafty on the sewing machine. Next stop, camper van curtains!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Health, History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Psychology, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Black History Month, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community