From the Sandpit…

Musings on all things education by an ex-pat teaching in Dubai, passionate about talent development, teaching English, evidence informed practice and collaboration :)

Impact Evaluation- Is what we’re doing working?

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted” Albert Einstein Continue reading “Impact Evaluation- Is what we’re doing working?”

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY! Tips for increasing Teacher motivation

Recently I spoke at the Bett conference in Abu Dhabi about teacher motivation and what Continue reading “MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY! Tips for increasing Teacher motivation”

I wanna see you Swivl it, just a little bit…

Recently our Director of technology at DESC introduced me to the Siwvl robot, an ingenious Continue reading “I wanna see you Swivl it, just a little bit…”

Strategies for a THINKING classroom

In a thinking classroom, the development of enquiry, reflection and critical thinking skills is the Continue reading “Strategies for a THINKING classroom”

Reading groups 2016…it’s a wrap!

Yesterday saw the conclusion of our three staff reading groups at DESC. 40 staff have been Continue reading “Reading groups 2016…it’s a wrap!”

Presentation materials-SPARK presents Dubai Lead Meet Tuesday 1st March 2016

Continue reading “Presentation materials-SPARK presents Dubai Lead Meet Tuesday 1st March 2016”

15 Blogposts for 2015! #15for2015

It’s been a lively 2015, so much to reflect on and a thanks from me to the following bloggers for Continue reading “15 Blogposts for 2015! #15for2015”

Willy Wonka and the DESC Factor: Being THANKFUL!

X factor


1. a noteworthy special talent or quality.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  Continue reading “Willy Wonka and the DESC Factor: Being THANKFUL!”

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