Best Bets in Remote Learning

I am writing this post in bits and pieces over the course of a couple of days during any time I can snatch in between: juggling recording lessons on Loom, narrating on PowerPoints, meeting pupils live on Teams, checking pupil work on Firefly, giving them feedback, logging missed work, responding to questions and answering emails.…

Step into their skin…

One of the (many) reasons I love teaching English – in particular, literature – is because it’s all about (to use the vernacular) ‘the feels’. To me, literature IS humanity; it’s sex and drugs and rock and roll – well, at A level it is. Seriously, engaging with literature requires oodles of empathy. To paraphrase…

Vintage

Rolled up snow wash jeans, Adidas pumps, white socks, floppy fringes and terraces inspired shell suit jackets: our sixth formers seem to be resurrecting 80s casual in 2017. It feels easy to dismiss such fashionista recycling not as post- modern bricolage, but hackneyed and unoriginal. Could the same be said of that stereotypical “I’ve seen…