In this first edition we have four papers written by newly qualified teachers.
Cath Mijovic is currently teaching science in a Worcestershire middle school. She is an ex-international athlete and reports on a small scale study she undertook last year, looking at children’s fitness. Cath was interested to find out if teaching the children the benefits of exercise through role play, would have any effect on their activity levels.
Laura Lucy Ward is also a local teacher and avid reader, she examines the role teachers and practitioners have in promoting a love of reading amongst their pupils. The impact of a new “the book corner” in her classroom elicited some interesting responses from her young readers.
Ian Parker is a teacher with previous experience as a popular musician and song-writer. He presents a paper looking at Year 6 children’s attitudes to music lessons and to what extent these change after they are given the opportunity to write their own pop songs.
Our final paper is by David Knapper who was pro-active in using the latest recording technology to investigate it’s use in facilitating reflection of teachers following Physical Education lessons.
I hope you enjoy reading the papers, any comments would be gratefully received.