I love writing for Bedrock, who keep giving me fascinating topics to explore. The latest post about emotional literacy might have been my favourite. Let me know what you think! Picture credit: Bedrock Learning More blog posts available here.
How to teach students inference skills: Bedrock Learning
Everyone will remember their English teacher explaining inference to them at school: ‘Just read between the lines’. But what does that actually mean? And what are the practical steps towards teaching it? In my latest guest blog post for Bedrock Learning, I explore what inference is, why it’s important and how we can teach it….
Social Media for Social Good (for Naturally Social)
It was a pleasure to write this blog post for Naturally Social all about some brilliant brands who use social media for social good. Head over and take a look – and while you’re there, peruse the rest of the blog. There’s plenty of great stuff to be found. More guest blog posts are available…
Cultural Literacy: the importance of a knowledge-rich curriculum: Bedrock Learning
It is such a pleasure to write about such interesting topics within the English curriculum for Bedrock Learning. For my latest blog post, I explored the concept of Cultural Literacy, and how to deliver the knowledge-rich curriculum which is demanded by the British National Curriculum. My takeaway: teachers need to be curious and keep learning….
How Covid-19 has affected the language gap: Bedrock Learning
My latest blog post for Bedrock Learning reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on the language gap for students in the UK. The news is not great: the pandemic has done plenty to widen a gap which was already too large. However, not all is lost. Check out the post for more details. More blog…
What is Clubhouse? (for Naturally Social)
Naturally Social asked me to write a blog post on Clubhouse, a brand new drop-in audio chat app. Read more at the link above. I just need someone to invite me to join now… Anyone?
Critical literacy and its importance – for GCSEs and beyond: Bedrock Learning
It is such a treat to write about education and I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing this post on Critical Literacy for Bedrock Learning. We definitely need to teach our young people to be critically literate, to be able to evaluate what they read and work out the ways that they are being manipulated as…
Books and Giggles: Valentine’s Day Sight Word Spinner
Here is another post which I wrote for Heather at Books and Giggles.
Books and Giggles: Summer vs Winter
Heather from Books and Giggles is a teacher turned work-at-home mother of three. I really enjoyed writing this blog post for her, which explains one of her free printable resources – a Summer vs Winter sortable activity – to her readers.
Arora in Africa: Personal Blog
I kept this blog from 2016-2017 when I was living my best life in Tanzania. Have a read for details of African adventures alongside some thoughtful soul-searching and some pretty cringeworthy poetry.