• IT’S NOT A WEAKNESS TO ASK FOR HELP! The dictionary definition of help is; to make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering one's services or resources. The definition of ‘helpless: unable to defend oneself or to act without help. I thought it important… Read More
  • Motivating students – A ‘six minute read’ In a perfect world… Every teacher wants to teach eager, enthusiastic students who will cheerfully engage with the lesson you have thoughtfully planned for them. Your ideal class is one where the students are attentive and listen to every word… Read More
  • Introducing New Vocabulary into Lessons “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling   Research suggests that closing the vocabulary gap is one of… Read More
  • Does Every Lesson Count? Wherever you are in your teaching career we all have a lesson that takes an undesirable path. A lesson where learners did not learn? Does every lesson actually count? A way in? Confidence is everything. I have been teaching in… Read More
  • Questioning As I sat in my room in 1986 typing DOS, on my Amstrad 464 with a green screen monitor (to protect my eyes) I felt like Mathew Broderick from one of my childhood favourites ‘War Games’. Fast forward to 2020,… Read More