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An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
* Looking for inspiration and motivation, to share with others. * Looking to constantly improve and grow. * On Twitter at @MissBex_M *
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A great quote I haven’t heard before #HankGreen

A great quote I haven’t heard before #HankGreen

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Hilarious but saddening post. This won’t be too far away for some!

Hilarious but saddening post. This won’t be too far away for some!

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i just wish i could read harry potter for the first time again

Yep. Harry Potter fanhead here too!

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OMG. Amazing Colin Firth quote!

OMG. Amazing Colin Firth quote!

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Bibliochaise by Nobody&co

I was just thinking how perfect this would be for my humble little apartment when I read the designer’s quote:

“Twelve years ago we lived in a tiny flat, full of books but with nowhere to sit. Problems are always the best inspirations.That same year we drew the first Bibliochaise: a cube in which to sit, with slots all around to put books in. Geometry is magic. Each time you draw a cube or a square, something wonderful can happen.”

Perfect summary. Apparently the chair can hold 300 books and (even more win) comes in a range of different colors. You can visit its home right here.


“The Casual Vacancy is set in a small community, which involves writing characters who are adolescents all the way up to people in their sixties. I loved nineteenth century novels that centre on a town or village. This is my attempt to do a modern version. As a writer you have to write what you want to write; or rather what you need to write. I needed to write this book.


“Why reach for the stars when you can reach for a book and have the stars, the sun and the moon.”


Hey Tumblr teachers! We have a special message from you from our President, Judy Newman.

“…on behalf of everyone at Scholastic,  we know that teachers have the hardest and most important job on the planet and we’re there for you.”

We want to hear how we can make it easier for you to get great books into the hands of your students, so talk to us. We’re here, we’re on Facebook, we’re on our blog and Twitter, you can even e-mail Judy (

We’re here for you.

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