Hi I’m Linda Hartley
I am Linda Hartley and I am the author of this blog. I have a passion for helping teachers to make the most of their classrooms and to create interesting learning environments. As an ex-teaching assistant with many years experience in primary schools I know all about the pressure on teachers to achieve good results in the shortest time possible.
In 2010 I set up The Classroom Displays Starter Course, an online course which helps you to make the most of your classroom displays and to create interesting learning environments. It is about to go through some updating and the last available one in the current form is available from the beginning of December 2015 . Click through for more details: Classroom Displays Starter Course.
In 2014 I added the Advanced Course which you can read about here.
I am based on the Isle of Wight and work on various educational projects including writing magazine articles, and online professional development and training with Teaching Assistants and other school staff.
I worked as a TA and Research Assistant in a Primary School for many years. As a research assistant I worked in a networked learning community with 5 other schools providing support for their action research projects. I was also the school Well Being Facilitator and worked with staff at all levels to innovate and co-ordinate change processes.
In 2006 I achieved First class Honours degree in a workplace action research based, 100% online degree from Anglia Ruskin University ( BA(Hons) Learning, Technology and Research), partly based on the work I did for this blog.
You can listen to an interview David Noble did with me for his podcast Booruch about the blog (and the Flickr group) from 2007 here:
My personal blog is at Linda M Hartley .
Follow me on twitter: @lindiop I tweet mainly about displays and education
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A Note for Researchers:
If you are interested in using the blog (and/or my experiences) as part of your own research there is a FAQ page which it would be helpful for you to read before contacting me. Thanks 🙂