Good evening, morning or afternoon, (depending on where in the world you are)
I have been meaning to start blogging for a long time now; infact I have tried on numerous occasions. Tweeters like @deputymitchell, @dugghall and @mrrobbo have inspired me to share the great CPD I face on a day to day basis through Twitter and my day to day job.
Who am I?
I am a 23 year old trainee PE teacher. I am currently working at a state secondary school in Northamptonshire in a number of roles. My official job title is PE Technician, as well as Head of House, Teaching Assistant and Unqualified Teacher (Geography). Yes, you could say I hold a number of roles in school, but surely I want the best teaching experience I can before I head to Loughborough University in September 2012 to complete a PE PGCE? Well, to add to that, I also have my own Yr9 Tutor group as well as co-ordinate the student voice and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
I count myself very lucky in the experiences I have had so far in my dream to become a teacher. The people I work with on a day to day basis have supported me all the way and wouldn’t be where I am now without them.
However, I strongly believe that Twitter has enabled me to experiment and has provided me with an endless list of ideas to incorporate into my teaching. Hopefully I can repay you all by sharing what has/hasn’t worked for me, what apps I feel can improve our teaching and discuss the new hot topics in Education.
I really hope that you enjoy following this blog, and keep your eyes open for the next one.
Please follow me on Twitter (@mrwickenspe) and say Hi.