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Refugee Blues: discussion circle

Today I covered for a colleague currently under canvas near Buxton.  His Year 9 group were a revelation.  I decided to do a semi Socratic circle discussion of Auden’s Refugee Blues and discovered that the activity was a novelty for them.   82 more words

IGCSE Support

Make And Take Monday: Book Report Puppet

Here at Miss Amy’s Schoolhouse, Mondays are going to be focused on Make and Take items for the classroom.  Make and Take items are activities that you can do with your students which have a focused learning objective made into a concrete item that your students can display and later take with them.   368 more words

Book Reports

Writing Instructions

This week we’ve been busy writing instructions for the Nursery children.

We read a non-fiction book called Pirates and it told us how to make treasure maps. 366 more words

Speaking And Listening

Do Pets School at Work, or Work at School?

To mark Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 26), I offer this piece from 2010, published at Lesley University as “The Magic of Mario and G Force.” Learn what a difference pets make in the classroom. 306 more words


Talk, talk, talk...

I usually write about ‘professional’ issues rather than curriculum matters but I was recently given a set of books about English to review and made me reflect on issues around ‘professional autonomy’ and how different that once was. 856 more words

Professional Autonomy

Flag Day, Vexillology, and You

Did you celebrate Flag Day when you attended school? Perhaps classes gathered at a special assembly, or around the flagpole outside.  The program was short and centered on patriotic songs and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, often led by a scout or a local official. 85 more words

Teaching And Learning


Today we started our new topic which is all about rivers.

Can you answer the following questions:

What is the longest river in the world? 26 more words