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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.
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I’ve seen this on Pinterest before, but reblogging here.

Suspended Cloud Paintings by Joris Kuipers

While Dutch artist Joris Kuipers spent years studying traditional painting and fine art techniques at both the Arnhem Academy and the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, his installations fly in the face of anything traditional. While borrowing from ideas rooted in expressionism as far as the application of paint and use of color, the artist constructs large-scale installations that spiral and twist off the walls, blurring the lines between painting and sculpture.

Reblogged because they are beautiful.

(via blog-saint-trill)

Fantastic resource for writing found on pinterest

Found this useful ‘Plot skeleton’ on Pinterest,

booksdirect:

"Read: it’s like watching a  movie in your head." - Illustration by Eric Comstock.

crystalintheclassroom:

twloha:

LuzInterruptus, an anonymous light artists collective, demonstrates the power of the written word in their latest installment, “Light vs. Traffic”. In this symbolic gesture, “literature took control of the streets and became the conquerer of the public space”. This road of books is a great reminder that our stories are part of an important journey that can send a powerful message. 

Breathtaking.

Doing this with Shakespeare next week! #Pedagoo #ukedchat #blackout

newspaperblackout:

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The Kansas City Star is running a blackout poetry contest and wrote up some good tips for making your own poems, many of them from Newspaper Blackout. I thought I’d share some of them here, along with my own notes. New poems coming tomorrow! —AK

Use the newspaper.

LOL. I wanna do this… #ukedchat #engchat

teachingliteracy:

gjmueller:

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

Ramsey Musallam, a high school chemistry teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area, has been creatively using digital tools in his classroom for several years as a way to drive students to deeper inquiry. In a recent TED talk, Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.