Who To Follow On Social Media?

Alistair Bryce-CleggABC Does A Blog92 Comments

In the main I love a bit of social media. It makes finding and sharing knowledge and inspiration as easy as clicking a button. When I first started to teach I used to have to wait for a monthly magazine! (Which I think was called Infant Education – or something similar. Anyone else remember that?). Anyway, what we also have these days is a seemingly unlimited number of accounts, pages, blogs and images to choose from on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest (the list goes on). It can be hard to navigate your way through the masses to find someone who suits you. So in this weeks blog I thought I would set you all a challenge… In the comments box … Read More

Free Early Years CPD – Autumn Summit 2017

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There is nothing like a bit of FREE, quality Early Years CPD. When some comes along, then it is worth sharing. I have asked Kathy (kathybrodie.com) to give us an insight into her up and coming Autumn Summit… Autumn Summit 2017 Over the past few months it has been my great pleasure and honour to talk with world-class specialists and experts about Physical Development in the Early Years. There have been some common themes that have come up again and again, such as the importance of being out in nature as well as outdoor play for physical development. There were also some fascinating insights into the biology of growing children and how this affects their development. For example, Dr Lala … Read More

Spread the Happiness -Make Your Own Butter.

Alistair Bryce-CleggABC Does A Blog, Child Initiated Learning, Creativity7 Comments

This one is an old one but a good one. I originally tried it on my very first teaching practice at Saint Anne’s C of E Primary in Sale. I was working with a class of Reception children and was being observed by my University tutor for a graded lesson. It got me an ‘outstanding’ judgement – which just goes to show how things have changed! (I doubt anyone would get an outstanding judgement for making butter these days- not unless the children were also completing a phonics word search whilst reciting their times tables – backwards!) Anyway – it ended up being a firm favourite at this time of year. Partly because you can tie it in to harvest … Read More