The Beyond English Team makes the case for including Anita and Me into the GCSE English text pantheon. Try something new with Beyond… Continue reading Making a Case for Anita and Me in GCSE English
Remember those good old days when you applied for teacher training? When you were all dewy-eyed and fresh-faced? When you’d enthuse wildly about shaping young lives? You may be older and wiser now, but there’s still hope: turn to these … Continue reading 5 Amazing Fictional Teachers
We all have our weaknesses. I frequently tell myself that nobody’s perfect. Even Mother Teresa probably had an off-day or two. So, in the spirit of openness, here’s a list of what I get wrong – a lot: I am … Continue reading What the @~#*?
I was recently browsing through Twitter and a particular thread caught my eye. It was a post asking readers to give their most unpopular, even sacrilegious, literary opinion. In the comments below was a cacophony of spicy takes: fan fiction and Young Adult literature are as important as classic novels! Ebooks are better than paper! Dog-earing pages is fine! Some films are better than the book! As I scanned through, I found myself nodding in agreement with some, while others made the colour rise in my cheeks as I struggled to contain the urge to reply with a tirade about … Continue reading In Defence of the Controversial Opinion