Hi there, I’m The London Humanities Teacher.
After leaving my job in Parliament, I trained to teach Citizenship at the UCL IOE. I’m currently Lead Teacher for Politics, and History, with a bit of RS and Geography for good measure. I’m Head of Student Development and Wellbeing (essentially Citizenship and PHSE), so expect a dash of that too. In addition, I’m a leader in Teaching and Learning for my school (they call me a Teaching Champion, but my head’s really not that big!)
My real passion is engaging students AND staff in learning, through innovative pedagogy and wellbeing. I regularly contribute to #teacher5aday on Twitter, and am part of a the amazing #teacher5adaybuddybox scheme.
When I started teaching, I was shocked at how little there was in the way of helpful hints and tips for teachers. Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration, particularly Humanities teachers who often find themselves teaching subjects outside of their comfort zone. This blog is my way of part-rectifying that!
Just like in my classroom, feedback is ALWAYS welcome.