The last post on this blog was on 7th Feb 2018, ironically announcing my return to blogging! Since then, for a whole range of reasons, it’s laid undisturbed by author or (I suspect) reader. One of the things that has stopped me putting finger to keyboard has, I suspect, been the time it’s taken me […]

Launching NetworkEdCymru

Several years ago I was lucky enough to be involved with a group of Welsh educators who started the #addcym hashtag and weekly chats on Twitter that focussed on Welsh education. For various reasons, that petered out after a few years. I’m pleased to say that it looks as though a new group of educators […]

Day 2 – posting from my mobile

I’m sat in the swimming pool changing room with child 2, while child 1 swims. It struck me that one of the ways I might find some spare minutes here and there is to make use of the mobile WordPress app. Downloaded, installed, logged in and here we go… I’ve found myself increasingly using mobile […]

Another 28 days of writing

When I started my teaching career I quickly found huge benefit from being part of the online history teaching community that made up the forums at the website. The idea that I could not only ask questions of a range of excellent teachers in a variety of settings but also put up my own […]

Move in progress

Quick warning – the blog is in the process of moving servers ahead some new posts* As a result, several posts are missing images, and a few of the pages aren’t working. Normal service will be resumed shortly…     *Yes, I know I said that last time, but I’ve already got some of them […]

Dusting off the blog, and setting myself a challenge

After half a term back in the classroom I’m going to have a go and resurrecting the blog. Half term week saw me finally catch up with all the blogs in my feedly account, and I’ve got a few things I’m keen to start writing about. So, knowing that the best laid plans of mice […]


Teachmeets have been a part of the ‘fringe’ of the Schools History Project (SHP) Conference for several years now, but this year I decided to try something a little different. Inspired in part by Ewan McIntosh’s account of the early Teachmeets and the rules that had been lost along the way (including the ‘No Powerpoint’ […]