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Welcome to The Teaching Space Extra. How’s your week been?
Mine week has been packed. I am going to the Bett Show in London next week, which means three days out of the office. I’m very excited to attend and looking forward to a change of pace and focus, but it does create a perceived need to pack more into my days before travel, in preparation - know what I mean?
All being well, I’ll have lots to share with you following the event; I will also aim to tweet as much as possible while I am there, wifi permitting (I say ‘wifi permitting’ because London is basically considered overseas for Guernsey residents, so my data will be too costly to use!)
That's me - it's now time for your weekly update from The Teaching Space.
This week’s podcast is personal. In it, I share my personal experience of anxiety, as well as a number of management strategies I have learned through cognitive behavioural therapy. This episode is an important listen, regardless of whether or not you have ever struggled with anxiety. If you haven’t, a friend, family member or colleague will have. So please tune in. Here’s a link:
Managing Worry for Teachers and Trainers — The Teaching Space
I’m so excited to share this resource with you, and it ties in very nicely with my trip to Bett next week (which is an edtech event).
The Teacher’s Guide to Tech is a yearly publication created by Jennifer Gonzalez of Cult of Pedagogy (which is an amazing teaching blog and podcast, by the way, and a constant inspiration to me). It’s a 280-page digital handbook to help you navigate the education tech world with confidence. Jenn describes it as ‘like having a tech-savvy friend on call to explain things in plain language; the guide will give you a sense of control over all the options’.
It costs $25 and there are discounted options for multiple licences - why not speak to your organisation’s professional development lead to see if there is funding available for a larger purchase?
I highly recommend this resource.
Finally, thank you if you took the time to join my new online community for The Teaching Space (link below). As you’ve probably gathered, I am laying the foundations to move away from Facebook at some time in the future. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media - particularly Twitter for education matters and Instagram for creative stuff. However, I find Facebook to be an unhealthy space for me (this is my personal opinion, and I cast no judgement on you if it is your happy place - you do you 😀).
If you want to have a safe space to talk about all things teaching and learning, along with other aspects of working in education, please join the community. It’s free, and you can sign up by email or using your Google credentials. I'm so excited about what we could create there. Here’s the link:
The Teaching Space Community
Let’s catch up next week.