Learning quotes for Macbeth and Jekyll & Hyde? Download these free flashcards

Getting students to learn quotes for Macbeth and Jekyll & Hyde is hard, but they'll need them for their English Literature Exam. I've made these flashcards and will be using them in lessons with both years 10 and 11 - as well as giving year 11 a set to print themselves to revise for mocks. …

PAWS for reading

Having students sit and read is easy, and it’s great for so many reasons. It develops their reading skills, which in turn improves vocabulary, general knowledge, understanding of texts, concentration, emotional intelligence (the list goes on). But, how can you be sure they’re actually doing it? Not looking out of the window or day dreaming? …

Bringing the world into the classroom

As a teacher who loves to travel I try to bring the world into the classroom at every opportunity. I’m not just talking about discussing where we’ve been on holiday - I’m talking about using what’s around us to hook a student’s interest outside of the subject, then develop their understanding within it. Why? Young …

Boost creativity in your life, classroom or home

Creativity underpins imagination, resilience, versatility and empathy – so why do we spend so little time thinking about it? Most jobs of the future don’t currently exist – so young people will need to be creative. Of course, content is important – but increasingly people sink or swim on their skills and how creatively or …