Mr Lau Learning

My reflections on teaching and learning in the UK. Specialist subjects: Computing / ICT / Media

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Useful websites for IGCSE ICT

IGCSE ICT, run by a former teacher from ISS Mahé. The site covers all theory and practical aspects in detail. The ICT Lounge offers straightforward […]

What can teachers learn from Stephen Covey and chess grandmasters?

At our school, we have staff enrichment (i.e. CPD) every Monday. During these CPD sessions, we are sometimes able to choose from a menu of […]

What does classroom innovation look like in your subject?

In my first year of teaching, I had the fortune of working with an exceptionally creative staff body. I was inspired practically every day by […]

Reflections on 2013

This post was inspired by and in response to Lalita Raman's initial Reflections of 2013What are you thankful for in the current year?First and foremost, […]

Using pupil feedback to improve teaching

At the end of every lesson, I try to evaluate my teaching. I've even thought about giving myself DIRT on my timetable so that it's […]

Primary Computing Resources KS1 KS2 onwards

A curation based on the #ukedchat on Coding: Great collection of resources by Simon Haughton: http://www.simonhaughton.co.uk/ Further resources: http://code-it.co.uk/index.html http://playgroundcomputing.com/our-resources/ http://www.resources.digitalschoolhouse.org.uk/ Good blogs: http://www.digitalclassrooms.co.uk/?p=589 https://sites.google.com/site/primaryictitt/

Ofsted: Making (up) the grade

I work at a school with "Excellent behaviour for learning". Those are Ofsted's words. On the morning of Ofsted, we didn't brief the kids to […]

What do all outstanding teachers have in common?

What I'll be trying on the first day back Part 2! I will start this post with a bit of pretext at the macro level. […]

Open questions and lesson starts

I cam across two excellent blogs about "Do Now's" and lesson starts in general and it made me realise that a lot of my lesson starts […]

How 5 good habits can lead to excellent teaching and learning

I recently had an observation with my line manager. I used to dread observations, especially when being judged by an expert teacher. I think the […]

Lessons learnt from setting up a new Computing department

This post is a reflection on my last 12 months as the lead teacher of a new Computing department. As I transition to the role […]

Top 10 Websites for GCSE Computing resources

There’s a lot of resources out there for teaching Computing. Finding resources is never an issue, there are anywhere between 10-30 new resources uploaded onto […]

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