What I would consider to be ‘professional’ book reviewing is the work that I’ve done with the UKLA this year. Here’s a breakdown of what that entails, how to get involved, and when you’ll get to hear about what I’ve been reading. … More How I became a professional book reviewer
Feedback is an essential part of life, in school or otherwise. How do you know how you’ve done in something if nobody tells you? Here’s how to do a better job of it in the classroom 👨🏻🏫 … More Learning with our mistakes | Feedback in the classroom
There were some pretty great reads throughout 2021, but which were my favourites? More importantly, did I learn anything from them? 📚 … More 25 books in 2021 | Which were my 5 favourites?
Teachers are role models. Every day, we model good behaviour. It’s part of the job. It’s, largely, the easy part. What’s much harder is modelling the content and exam skills required to do well in your subject. … More Modelling made easy
Ever wondered why your class, tutee, or even a friend just isn’t getting it? Could be an issue with your explanations, I’m afraid, so have a read of my key takeaways from Chris Runeckles’ chapter on this teaching principle in his book, Making Every History Lesson Count.
You might be astounded by what you learn. … More Easy explanation in three simple steps
I’ve read a lot more in the past four months than I ever expected to, but some stories have been better than others. Here’s a quarterly roundup, including a spoiler-free summary for each book and who should find themselves reading it. … More 4 months of reading more
[8-minute read] I’ve revisted my favourite series as a child – Chris Bradford’s Young Samurai – and analysed its impact on children in a post-Brexit/Trump era, as well the way it affected me in 2008. … More Young Samurai: The Wary Reader | Book Club