There’s Something Wrong With Detentions

Detention: Punishment for Staff and Students Alike? The seconds tick interminably by. The clockface on the classroom wall seems to smirk, “Keep looking at me and I’ll go slower still.” Someone begins tapping on their desk. The atmosphere in the … Continue reading There’s Something Wrong With Detentions

How Many Have You Read? A Reading Challenge for English Teachers

Ignoring the fact that most of us follow the academic calendar more closely than the Gregorian one, we have a New Year’s challenge for you, ourselves and your students. A quick Internet search on January 1st revealed a plethora of different reading challenges, including one with a “foolproof plan on how to read 300 books in 365 days”. Unless that plan incorporates a) jacking in work or b) students’ exercise books (in which case, what a doddle!), then 300 books looks like a pipedream to us. The average English teacher would dearly love to read hundreds of books each year … Continue reading How Many Have You Read? A Reading Challenge for English Teachers