Recently I enjoyed some EAL training that spoke about the importance of teaching students techniques of inferring the meaning of vocabulary rather than teaching key-words. My response was: a) How does a teacher go about this in...Read More
While I have written much about marking, I have not exclaimed how wonderful an experience it can be. For example, a recent Year 9 homework required my students to evaluate the favourite story that a family member enjoyed in...Read More
Increasingly I am drawn to analyse data, largely because it makes my teaching more interesting to...Read More
– Don’t need to link ideas necessarily, unless they are analysing the same point. No comparison needed, but you can if you want! – An introduction can count as a paragraph in the writing task,...Read More
Reflections of approaching the English Language AQA GCSE 2012 – Paper 1 Update. A thousand word essay for students and teachers.
This essay has proved to be useful to thousands of students and teachers in my school, and beyond. It provides useful reflections for the best students prior to their exams, and shows some of my hopes prior to their exam. Enjoy!...Read More
Normally I loathe to work past 9pm, but this evening has been an exception. My Year 11s are moving...Read More