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School Homework: the quick pros and cons

“With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Homework: here’s a subject that causes as much upset for educators as it does for parents and students. Does homework work? How should it … Continue reading

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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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Reluctant Poets Society

Jack ‘No one can make me like poetry’ B was given a homework task this week where he had to look in detail at Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est. Poor kid. His English teacher had given him an excellent … Continue reading

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Diary 24.10.2013

A Year 7 student who we’ve been helping came in for her lesson yesterday evening as usual. She’s needed much encouragement in the year she’s been attending and although she achieved a 4b in her SAT last May, she is … Continue reading

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Revision rocks!

Time Make an early start. When is a good time to start? The beginning of year 11 will help prepare you for mock exams typically held around Xmas. Use all available time. ‘Little and often’ is a brilliant adage to … Continue reading

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