How and why I help my students to learn quotations

‘a quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.’ A.A. Milne I’ve always been rather envious of those who can effortlessly pull out a quotation to match a given situation or circumstance. As an English teacher, it is useful to have an aptContinue reading “How and why I help my students to learn quotations”

Worksheet 2.0: learning concepts, deliberate practice and desirable difficulty

If you had told me a few years ago I would be extoling the virtues of worksheets via the public medium of a blog post, I would have thought you were barking mad. Early in my teaching I had been encouraged to see worksheets as a bit of a remnant from the teaching Dark AgesContinue reading “Worksheet 2.0: learning concepts, deliberate practice and desirable difficulty”