A Ray of Hope


What a year! Schools and teachers everywhere have done such a great job in the face of so many repeated crises...


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Suave word of the week resource with the word 'splendid'

Be Word Wise


Since 1997, I have actively promoted the pro-active teaching of ambitious vocabulary in both primary and secondary schools...


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Ros with child in classroom in Hong Kong

Be the Teacher


‘Be the Teacher’ is a simple, fun and effective way for children to achieve multiple exposures / opportunities to embed new language features or correct use of English...


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Ros speaking at an event

Be the Speaker


Talk:Write embraces public speaking, making it accessible to all so that every child may learn to speak clearly and confidently, with expression, with passion if appropriate and with deep sincerity...


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Don’t Dis Ma Dialect


What fun we are having with dialects! It started as part of writing our new resource Talk:Write, aimed at improving children’s speech and writing through talk.


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Vocabulary – Research and Practice


A well-respected English Consultant – whom I hold in high regard – posted a Twitter link to extremely current research on teaching new vocabulary...


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Teacher Wellbeing


Recently I read an excellent Q&A session published by TeachCare. It led to my getting involved in a brief discussion on Twitter...


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International Women’s Day


I lay in bed and listened to the 24-hour news. A young lady kidnapped, abused and murdered by a policeman. Women saying they are afraid to walk our streets at night. I am afraid to walk our streets at night. Was it ever thus?


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Stamina with Style


Building stamina with style is very achievable - it is about expectation. And expectations shape outcomes – so Robert Rosenthal said in November 2003.


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Chapter 1 of It Takes 5 Years to Become a Teacher


Times have changed so much over the years. When I started teaching in 1965, there was no help at all.


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