Conclusions about my grammar confusion – moving forward with the teaching of writing.

I have been going round in circles.  I’ve been perplexed.    The teaching of grammar has got my knickers in a twist.   I am a teacher and leader well versed with the grammar and writing requirements of the new National Curriculum.   I have a very good English Literature degree.  I read a lot.  I love words.  … Continue reading Conclusions about my grammar confusion – moving forward with the teaching of writing.

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What should parents be taught to do? Twenty suggestions to make a difference to our children’s lives.

As a teacher I have encountered many parents who have benefitted from some simple guidance, particularly parents with children who are just starting school.   So many meetings are held at school about the academic side of children’s lives but I believe that help with parenting can be given just as easily and is much needed. … Continue reading What should parents be taught to do? Twenty suggestions to make a difference to our children’s lives.

Words are Free – comments on word poverty.

Words, both spoken and written, surround us.  We live in a society where hundreds of television channels can be tuned into and books can be accessed in a variety of inexpensive forms.  We can listen to or watch debates, quiz shows, news programmes, plays, movies and documentaries.  We can read not only stories, but research, … Continue reading Words are Free – comments on word poverty.