Teaching English, Issue 22, published by NATE
A thematic curriculum allows students to learn about the all important touchstones of literary study, but to cast the fundamentals of storytelling and language alongside the cultural totems of our own time. By helping our students to see the links between reading and writing and to understand the shared structures, motifs and tropes across a wide range of texts, we give them the capacity to find their own voice and to use it with confidence.
I wrote about the benefits of a thematic curriculum, a subject I’d blogged about previously, for NATE’s Teaching English magazine.
Teach Secondary, published by Aceville
By acknowledging the limitations of the PEE paragraph and allowing the students to become engaged by genuine personal response, we have an opportunity to make students apprentices in the discipline of writing. I wrote a feature for Teach Secondary about what makes great analytical writing which you can read here.
Teaching English, Issue 24, published by NATE
Teaching English asked me to share my favourite books, culture and interests for ‘The Teacher Feature’. I’ve adapted this for my web profile, which you can read here.