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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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'All you need is books'

(via themindofafictionbooklover)

interesting Richard Bach quote #learning

interesting Richard Bach quote #learning


9 characteristics of 21st century learning

#NotMine #Reblogged

What is punctuation’s job? #Cool

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Motivational penguin. Too cute!

(via kingunderthecarpark)


John Green on nerds.


Knowing ourselves enables us to teach others

After over 20 years of teaching, I believe that the best way to increase my capacity to help others is to learn more about myself. To ensure successful learning, I include these four actions in weekly lesson plans, because knowing ourselves enables us to help others.

  1. Look for and document changes in your own learning
  2. Plan to learn while you teach
  3. Reflect on moments of success
  4. Make your perceptions of students visible to yourself

photo via flickr:CC | dkuropatwa


Main Idea Anchor Chart


University of Cambridge researchers studied the effects of hiding children’s eyes on their feelings of invisibility, and discovered some very interesting things about how young kids view their “self” versus their “body”, which you should check out.

“… it would seem that children apply the principle of joint attention to the self and assume that for somebody to be perceived, experience must be shared and mutually known to be shared, as it is when two pairs of eyes meet.”

Apparently kids only exist when you make eye contact with them. Remember that when you don’t want them to feel invisible.


Lifelong learning.


Lifelong learning.