I love reading books like this, they fill me with positive feelings about my job and leave me bubbling with great ideas to try out…
…which after time I forget about.
I’ve tried noting them down, in fact I’ve got a notebook full of buzzing ideas to make my classes fizz, but the time it takes to wade through this notebook (once I’ve found it among all the other papers) means far too many of these brainwaves are just bobbing away on the horizon and not doing their job in my classroom.
This is where Fab idea #1 comes in.
As you can see in the photo above I have a weekly diary/schedule thing where I note down everything done in each class, (including who was absent – don’t try the “I was away when we did that Miss” with me,) and this year I’m writing a buzz idea in the corner where I will see it a million times at least each week.
The plan is that I’ll be able to use it in at least one class during the week, if I use it and it works it will find a slot in my brain, the pupils’ brains, my lesson plans, or at least somewhere.
How do you store all the ideas you come across?