A Personal Touch, by Rashida Haque

With block placement over at our PP1 schools, it was time for all of us to gather again in Faculty and share our experiences with each other. After our subject studies session was over, we had an exciting yet different extra-curricular activity planned – a creative exchange! If you’re wondering what that is, the clue […]

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Taking Shakespeare to the Stage: “the readiness is all”, by Louise Chapman and Lara Garrett

Louise Chapman – English teacher and PGCE mentor I’ll start off this blog post with this disclaimer: I’m a big fan of Shakespeare. This is probably not a surprise to you, given the topic of this blog post and my profession as an English teacher. Nonetheless, I find that one of the most frustrating aspects […]

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Practising what we teach: the National Writing Project, by Ciara Judge

In an extra-curricular session at the Faculty of Education on Monday 30th October, we had the pleasure of experiencing a writing workshop with Simon Wrigley, National Writing Project outreach director. The NWP is a network of teachers’ writing groups, run by teachers for teachers. It is a not-for-profit, teacher-owned research project that aims to explore […]

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Applying university-style teaching approaches in the English classroom, by Emily O’Dowd

As teachers, we are all too often reminded to put ourselves in our students’ shoes. But putting ourselves into their shoes might be easier than we think if we are able to reflect on our university education. For every insightful lecture or seminar we had, I believe it is just as useful to evaluate what […]

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