Category Archives: Reviews

Some Context for Students: An Inspector Calls

It’s tempting to read a book in isolation; the characters are imagined, the action just happens and we speed through the plot to get to the ending. No spoilers please! However, everything is part of a more complex web and just … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men West Yorkshire Playhouse Review

Part of the GCSE English Literature specification for many years and still popular with many teachers, Of Mice and Men is a classic. It allows students to not only comment on character and language techniques but also the ‘historical and … Continue reading

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Google Drive for Students

I’m a fan of social media and you can find me on Pinterest, twitter, Facebook (business page for my Kip McGrath Education Centre in Adel LS16), LinkedIn, and Google Plus. They all have their own individual ways of sharing and connecting … Continue reading

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Personality quizzes for Young People

Personality quizzes for young people give interesting results. I’ve just been doing these personality quizzes with some of the young people I tutor and have found them accurate and useful. They are both quick and easy to take which might … Continue reading

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William Klein: photography and stories

I visited the William Klein and Daido Moriyama  2013 exhibition one freezing Sunday in the canyons of Tate Modern. Klein is the grandfather of street photography. Long before everybody had a camera and shots of everyday life became commonplace, Klein captured … Continue reading

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Books for students: The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

I found this book challenging for all kinds of personal reasons. You can see from this album on my Facebook page that I grew up as the son of Christian missionaries. I grew up amongst Buddhist (Thai) and Animist (Hmong) … Continue reading

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