And breathe…

And breathe…

Alongside focus on content, learning and progress it is vital that our students know how to look after themselves and their wellbeing, especially around exam times. This blog shares my three main tools. To book a session with me on Exam Preparation Wellbeing then...
Education and Discipline

Education and Discipline

There are as many ways to combine these two concepts as there are students and teachers. In fact, maybe it’s more like students multiplied by teachers.  The discipline for one student may not be appropriate for another.  Discipline should be equal across the board –...
Open the Window

Open the Window

“If the conditions are right, people grow in synergy with people around them and the environments they create.  If conditions are poor people protect themselves and their anxieties from neighbours and the world.”[1] During my 17 years of teaching I have asked students...
Free Writing for All

Free Writing for All

On more than one occasion I have had to justify bringing Free Writing into an English classroom. I have so much belief in, experience and evidence of the innumerable benefits of Free Writing in the classroom, that I have bent rules, wangled lesson plans and...
When learning stops

When learning stops

Inspiring learning quotes are useful, but a stark examination of when learning stops can help us release the blocks. Original article written for Always Possible. “We never stop learning;” “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching;” “Education is not...

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