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My Fears.

Do you ever have theĀ feeling that nothing is tethering you to the ground? The feeling that you’re just floating around with no where to land? 649 more words

Book Haul.

Hello Lovelies!

I was lucky enough to receive/buy a TON of books this holiday season. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump since I started University. 1,750 more words

Approaching AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 Section B

Approaching AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 Section B

Talking about chain reactions and how our actions can have unforeseen consequences. On Friday morning’s Year 9 assembly, two Year 11 students representing the school’s charity committee came to introduce this year’s chosen charity – Himalayan Trust, UK. 899 more words

Building Grit, Character and Resilience through Humility

Building Grit, Character and Resilience through Humility

And of course, teaching is a two-way learning. Ask any of my students, they will tell you that I am at my most animated and effervescent when I learn something new from them. 169 more words

Building Grit, Character and Resilience through Vocabulary

Building Grit, Character and Resilience through Vocabulary

Increasingly, I am becoming more convinced that the insufficiency of vocabulary is one of the barriers that stop many of my students from demonstrating sophistication in their reading and understanding of different types of texts. 581 more words

Teaching Grit, Character and Resilience through Literacy

Also known simply as “check your work before you hand it in!”

As English teachers, we lament and resent the relentless repetition of highlighting basic literacy errors in our students’ written work. 507 more words

Handling Papers in a High School English Class

I would never claim to be an expert at keeping up with the grading that I am faced with weekly. I teach AP Language, AP Literature, and 10th grade English. 282 more words