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Aren’t We All Writers?

‘Aren’t we all writers?’I was asked this question only today in class. One of my students quite innocently asked the question in response to me getting them to think a little more about the concept of writing and how we … Continue reading

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Four weeks in…

Can you believe that the first four weeks of term one are over and in a week’s time, half the term will be over! I honestly can’t believe how quickly time has flown! This term has been so busy and … Continue reading

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Mixing it up in the classroom

A little while ago, I posted about the new building works taking place at school. I was particularly excited about the new classrooms that our students (and in particular the classrooms that my department) will enjoy. In the time that … Continue reading

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Moving into a new space…

I have just had the immense privilege of touring our new College building. This building will house a few English classrooms. Wonderful spaces with oh so much potential. There’s a green room, a performance space, lots of open spaces, natural … Continue reading

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Letters of Introduction

I really love the first English lesson of the year. The anticipation and expectation that fills the room is palatable. Watching the quiet (mostly) students sitting and waiting to hear what I have to say, all the while making assumptions … Continue reading

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“I’m not here to be average. I’m here to be Awesome!”

I love twitter. I love it because I can log in at any time of the day or night and can be entertained, challenged, vindicated or otherwise. This morning was no different. I had been perusing the twitter feed and … Continue reading

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Leading with Heart

Have a go at doing this: think about your most treasured memories of school, either as a student or as an educator. Which moments resonate most strongly? When you think about what inspired or motivated you, was it something that … Continue reading

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