I have many amazing schoolteachers among my family and friends, and (aside from managing with meagre resources) I know that one of the biggest problems that they have is finding the time to get on top of a demanding and constantly changing curriculum.
The pressure of the teaching day means that new subject knowledge often has to be crammed in late at night, and it is hard to go into things in the depth that you would like.
I am very keen to help teachers in any way that I can, and if you think I can help you in any way, please get in touch. Some examples of what I can do include:
Is there one topic on the curriculum that always feels like a massive chore? Do you feel like you are constantly flying by the seat of your pants? I can provide a one-to-one tailored session to help you to master the tricky material quickly, and together we can think about engaging ways to approach the topic with your students.
Worksheets, videos, and other resources
For the past two years, I have worked as part of the amazing ‘In Parenthesis’ project, which has done a great deal to promote and understand the work of women in philosophy, particularly the wartime Oxford ‘Quartet’: Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch. My work on this project has involved building materials for use in schools, including worksheets and videos. You can see some of them here and here.
I will be uploading some free resources on this site too, but if there is something specific that you need, please get in touch.
I am aware that schools are under constant pressure to do more and more with shrinking resources. While I obviously need to make a living, I will do everything I can to make my services affordable for teachers working in state-funded schools. I will also gradually make plenty of free resources available, and if you aren’t in a desperate hurry, I am very open to suggestions for what these should be!