The hardest part of any task is getting started.
We all know the feeling.Read more
“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – William Butler Yeats.Read more
From name-calling to physical altercations, bullying is far from a new phenomenon – but that doesn’t mean we should regard it as ‘part of growing up’.Read more
Literacy can be an excellent tool to help pupils release their burdens.Read more
On the 11th of October, the world will observe International Day of the Girl Child. Here are our five favourite girls in children’s literature.Read more
Getting to grips with punctuation often involves a lot of correction, which nobody – teacher or pupil – particularly relishes. However, help is at hand!Read more
Asking your primary class to retell a story has a host of benefits.Read more
“The most difficult thing about writing; is writing the first line.” - Amit Kalantri.Read more
Despite its difficulties, teaching is a great job. However, there are some aspects to the role that simply aren’t designed to be fun – and testing is one of them.Read more
“Don’t you know who I am?”
“Yes. I just don’t care.”
Nope, it’s not the first ten seconds of your lesson from hell – but one of many creative writing prompts that you may uncover with a little basic Googling.Read more
“The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world.” – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.
The very first line in a book can almost tell a story in itself.Read more
Whether we read them ourselves or have them read to us, enjoying a story is one of life’s simple pleasures. However, when it comes to writing one, it can seem very complicated indeed.Read more