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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Filmclasspod


Recently, I was privileged to record a podcast with Shain and Sean for @filmclasspod.


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The Launch of It Takes 5 Years…


What a happy day Saturday 24th October 2020 was! That was the day we held a virtual launch of #ItTakes5Years…


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It Takes 5 Years…


“Do you remember telling me it takes five years to become a fully effective teacher?” she asked.


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Scottish Exam Results


If the reason many students’ grades were lowered was truly their post code, it is not surprising that the powers that be are humiliated. The First Minister admitted that ‘serious errors were made’.


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Myrtle Marple


I love this book! I had great fun writing both the first two books of this series – yes, the second has been finished as long as this first one – it just hasn’t gone through publishing yet.


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