Featured on the Scholastic Blog In lots of schools (and here is a cause to rejoice!) there is a renewed energy around the power of reading, and the benefits that can come about from children developing a real ‘love of reading’. The idea that books are a good thing for children is hardly revolutionary, but […]Read more "Empathy, imagination and children’s stories"
Can I Build Another Me? – Shinsuke Yoshitake I cannot remember exactly who first mentioned this book on Twitter a few years ago, but to whoever it was, I am eternally grateful. This esoteric little book is a brilliant one to share, it is visually arresting and is such a great book to teach with. […]Read more "Teaching with: Can I Build Another Me?"
Earworm of the Year https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/0ZFC7e6D9pMfy7poMNNWSg This quirky album sees Peter Gregson reimagine Prokofiev. The ‘Jerk Driver’ tune has been in my head for an alarming amount of time. Book of the Year I read this a lot earlier in the year but it was so well-written, poignant and sad, it has stayed with me all year. Aravind Adiga […]Read more "2017 Stuff of the Year Awards"
2017 eh? Well the things I wanted to do this year were to find a new job, to do more community stuff in Newham, to develop my creative writing and to GIF hard. I changed jobs in April, leaving my much loved first school to go to another one nearby. I’ve stepped up to being […]Read more "As 2017 becomes 2018"