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 *
Kepler (the telescope, not the long-dead astronomer) just found the first multi-planet system that orbits a multi-star system. Now would be the appropriate time to invoke the Tatooine references.
This reminds us not only are there just a ton of “habitable zone” planets, but that they also orbit multiple types of star systems. You name a star system, we can probably put a planet around it.
Think about this: As habitable zone planets become more and more numerous, what will we use as a more useful indicator of whether they could harbor life? Because just being in the right place is not enough.
A table with levels 2-8 from the new NC for English in student-friendly language. Covers Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, condensed onto 2 sides of A4. Useful for self- and peer- assessment.