ABOUT

Teacher, tweeter, houmous eater.

I’m a graphic designer turned teacher, who currently teaches Year 6 in a south London primary school. My big passion, both in and out of the classroom, is ICT and I also recently became leader for the subject. Being able to transfer the skills from my previous job into school is great, but what I really love about it is that it’s forever changing and there’s always something new to try. Coming into contact with other ICT passionate teachers through Twitter has transformed my way of thinking about the subject. My other big interests are Philosophy For Children (P4C), which is a teaching approach that encourages children to think critically and creatively, and hands-on, potentially messy, investigative science. Oh, and yes, I really like houmous.

Find my  P4C resources at The P4C Hub for now although I’ll move them over to here soon. I’m also on the panel of teacher bloggers over at Flying Start Education Magazine.

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  1. Hi Claire,

    My name is Charlotte and I work for ThinkBuzan; we’re the makers of iMindMap which was created by Tony Buzan and Chris Griffiths.

    I stumbled across your article ‘Taking Notes Like Tony’ regarding your progress introducing Mind Mapping to your year 4 students and absolutely loved it – I’ve sent it round to the whole office! ThinkBuzan is extremely passionate about introducing children to Mind Mapping, we try to work with schools and children as often as we can as it is so beneficial for children to start Mind Mapping at a young age.

    I’m contacting you as myself and the whole office would love to hear more about how you’re using Mind Mapping in your lesson plans and how the children react to it. Over the last few months we’ve been working more closely with children, we recently held a ‘ThinkSmart’ workshop at our Cardiff offices for local school children to introduce them to Mind Mapping and we’re holding our first ever ‘Visual Learning & Mind Mapping for the Classroom’ course next month.

    I’m contacting you because we’re extremely keen to hear how educators are using Mind Maps with students and children and would love for you to contribute a guest blog post for our ThinkBuzan blog detailing your experiences.

    Would this be something you would be interested in doing? We would love to offer you a copy of our premium software, iMindMap Ultimate in return. Please do contact me on my personal email address so we can discuss this further.

    In the meantime, you can visit our blog at http://blog.thinkbuzan.com/ to get a feel for what we’re about.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks,

    Charlotte

    Reply

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