Mr Lau Learning

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

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How culture affects teaching, learning and attention spans

I haven't blogged for a while here as I recently moved away from the busy hustle and bustle of London to take up a teaching […]

5 free sites to learn programming and computer science

Code Avengers http://www.codeavengers.com/ Javascript, HTML, CSS Learn Javascript (and they have recently added HTML/CSS). They even have a rap/theme tune which is quite catchy. Great […]

Around the world in a week

For the last week of half-term, lessons were planned on the theme of "Around the world in a week". This involved students rotating around different […]

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 […]

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