Headline: “Weak readers struggle more in maths than in English lit”

Further evidence of the importance of literacy on GCSE outcomes was published earlier this year with the conclusion that "Children who are weak readers...

Reflective Questioning

When getting students to REACT to a task, it is also worth considering getting them to REACT to their own thought process and what...

Teaching and Learning Resources

If you’re searching around to find teaching resources, a great place to investigate would be Mike Gershon’s extensive collection of free teaching ideas to...

Quick Marking Grid

An always useful resource for marking a class set of books is probably all the more useful at present when working through a set...

Stopping Cues

A couple of years ago I was mentoring a year 11 student during their EPQ about the effect of technology and mental health. One...

Topic sentences / subordinating conjunctions

Quick Grammar Lesson: (stick with it!)  Rule 1: A conjunction is a word that can join two sentences. I went to the shops. I bought a jacket....

A Novel Idea

There’s a line in Star Trek: Next Generation where a character decrees “You are free to execute your laws and your citizens as you...

“But, Because, So” – Expanding writing and thinking

A great technique for helping all students regardless of ability to expand on their writing and also to develop their thinking on ideas is...

Screencasting Options

During this period of remote teaching, it may be that some of you wish to explore the idea of screencasting.There is plenty of software...

Teaching from Home podcasts

For anyone interested in listening to how other teachers / schools are navigating the implications of Coronavirus / teaching from home, it's well worth taking...