Good bye for now and good luck!

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” Douglas Adams Dear readers and teachers, WAIT! Hold on, you may be wondering why all this formality is in the first line of my post? Well, to be honest, I am wondering theContinue reading “Good bye for now and good luck!”

Am I Naïve?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller Recently I had a very passionate (very respectful and professional) debate with some of my colleagues about whether or not the very lowest ability groups of students could ever pass the GCSE maths exams.Each of us broughtContinue reading “Am I Naïve?”

Teaching Low-Ability Students

“Maths is fun when you are learning!” Fatima (one of my bottom-set students) If you are anything like me, you would never raise your hand excitedly to teach a group of bottom set students / low-ability students! In fact, if it was a matter of choice in a department meeting, this would be your cueContinue reading “Teaching Low-Ability Students”