Use my PAWS structure to get more from your students’ 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 …