I am so excited to be hopping on board this Valentine’s Day Blog Hop for Secondary Teachers! Thanks to Faulkner’s Fast Five and The Language Arts Classroom and The Literary Maven for hosting. Sharing my passion. As an English teacher, I get to teach language, literature and poetry – three things I love! To be […]
The following is a guest post by my good friend Nick; you can read more about the author here. Something quite profound happened to me last week while my wife Suzie and I were taking a post-work stroll. The sun paused in its descent just long enough to bathe the last, blissful hours of […]
Nick is a high school English teacher from Cape Town. Earlier this year, Nick and his beautiful wife Suzie moved to the small rural village of Zithulele, on the eastern coast of South Africa. Here, Suzie works as a doctor, while Nick works for an educational NGO called Axium. Together they are an inspiring couple. […]
Incorporating movement and physical activity into the classroom is a great way to keep students engaged and focused, and helps to stave off boredom. In primary school, students are often moving regularly, yet when they get to secondary school we seem to expect them to sit still for extended periods whilst still retaining focus. Below […]
At the end of the year it is often difficult to inspire students to focus in the classroom. There’s far too much excitement going on outside with the holidays approaching, thoughts of Christmas, families visiting and snow-play for many. So we often have to be even more creative in our lesson planning than at any other time of the year.
Fortunately, the festive season lends itself to excitement.
Yesterday I purchased a new poetry book, and I couldn’t be more excited. Buying books is a real treat for me, and when I stumble across a poetry book by my favourite contemporary poet – it’s like Christmas has come early.
I love quotes. I suppose that’s because I love language and believe in the power of words. I also love graphics and typography. So it seemed natural that I combine the two and create a few FREE posters for my classroom, to inspire my students and brighten up the place! So here they are to share […]
I love receiving emails from my readers and buyers: I enjoy connecting with like-minded people; I appreciate engaging in conversations about education; I value sharing in your experiences. Recently I had a reader email me to ask about how to get students reading the novels they study in class.
I have recently taken a break from work. It is the summer holidays, so a fitting time for a teacher to take some time off. Yet I have also stepped away from product development for a while too, and for good reason – my beautiful sister’s wedding. However, this didn’t actually mean ‘time off’! My […]
Looking for some great tips to re-invigorate your teaching this school year? Look no further… The amazing top sellers at TeachersPayTeachers have put together an incredible eBook for Grades 6-12 English Language Arts, which is jam-packed full of great teaching tips, links to free products and ideas for the new school year. Click on the […]