Catherine Owen

Catherine Owen

Head of Geography & Sociology, learning & teaching associate, writer & Mum.

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#44 weeks - what next? by Catherine Owen
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#44 weeks - what next?

Having sat down to write my weekly blog I noticed two posts about coming to the end of #44 weeks.  I...

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Bristol WomenEd Leadmeet #IWD17 by Catherine Owen
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Bristol WomenEd Leadmeet #IWD17

I was tired.  I'm not confident when driving in cities and the journey would take an hour.  Did I really...

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Mixing things up by Catherine Owen
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Mixing things up

Edutwitter is great for ideas & CPD, but sometimes I'm perplexed by the polarised viewpoints & resulting...

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Explore the world from your classroom by Catherine Owen
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Explore the world from your classroom

On a drizzly, cold Tuesday in Somerset we were able to whisk our students away to sunnier climes through...

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S4S5 Geography - Better together by Catherine Owen
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S4S5 Geography - Better together

There is little that I love more than getting together with fellow geographers to enthuse about learning...

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Harmless 'fun'? by Catherine Owen
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Harmless 'fun'?

I love teaching A level groups; they challenge me to reach for the sky as a teacher and a geographer...

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Beset by uncertainty by Catherine Owen
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Beset by uncertainty

In 22 years of teaching I can't remember a time of such uncertainty.My department has just finished marking...

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Better Together by Catherine Owen
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Better Together

In a world where some people are intent on looking out only for themselves and promoting division I have...

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Goodbye Gran! by Catherine Owen
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Goodbye Gran!

As we prepare to say final goodbyes to my Gran, who drifted away in her sleep aged 94 over Christmas,...

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Sharing in Somerset by Catherine Owen
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Sharing in Somerset

The remote nature of the South West used to be a problem; how could I connect with other educators, get...

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Gratitude 2016 by Catherine Owen
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Gratitude 2016

There are so many things I have been grateful for in 2016, here are just a few.1. My own children have...

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Making sure our jam isn't spread too thin by Catherine Owen
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Making sure our jam isn't spread too thin

A phrase in Tom Bennett's recent blog - It's still a wonderful job - has set me thinking:'I'm amazed...

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Ugandan Unity by Catherine Owen
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Ugandan Unity

Just over a year has passed since my first Ugandan friend, Benedict, came into my life.  Having never...

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Valuing experience by Catherine Owen
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Valuing experience

'I was once an enthusiastic teacher, but after 15 years I feel exhausted and undervalued. Maybe this...

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Feedback Innovation Group by Catherine Owen
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Feedback Innovation Group

By coincidence, our new feedback innovation group met for the first time just before the much-discussed...

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Immerse yourself in enriching experiences by Catherine Owen
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Immerse yourself in enriching experiences

Last week I was privileged to hear Rebecca Clark, Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West, speak...

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Bias and our 'post truth' society by Catherine Owen
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Bias and our 'post truth' society

'Post truth - Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in...

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Teachers, students & goals by Catherine Owen
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Teachers, students & goals

I have heard two contrasting views of teachers in relation to students' goals this week and have spent...

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Cake and Conversation by Catherine Owen
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Cake and Conversation

What could be better than cake and conversation at break time?  This was my thinking when adding 'Cake...

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Balancing roles of parent & teacher by Catherine Owen
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Balancing roles of parent & teacher

It has been a lovely half term - a long weekend in Cornwall, then visits to Chessington and the wonderful...

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Launching our new CSPD menu by Catherine Owen
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Launching our new CSPD menu

After several weeks of preparation, on Friday our Associate team launched the new CSPD menu to the whole...

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Juggling with Growth Mindset by Catherine Owen
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Juggling with Growth Mindset

What has juggling got to do with growth mindset?  A great deal if you are in Hanover House at Churchill...

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Geeking out with Google Apps by Catherine Owen
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Geeking out with Google Apps

Computers have always been part of my life; my Dad was a computer engineer, so bits and bobs of computers...

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Learning Walks by Catherine Owen
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Learning Walks

I have been in role as Learning and Teaching Associate for four weeks now - I wrote about my plans for...

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