Monthly Archives: March 2012

//March

Haiku

By |March 27th, 2012|

Launching from the beach
Offshore breeze catches the sails
Borders fall away

Capturing a truth

By |March 16th, 2012|

The first storytelling lesson I ever learned: “Use what you know, draw from it. It doesn’t always mean plot or fact, it means capturing a truth from your experience, expressing a values you personally feel deep down to your core”

Good advice from an expert storyteller, Andrew Stanton.

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A blog of one’s own

By |March 6th, 2012|

(NOTE: I wrote this article originally for the National Literacy Trust website)

The three reasons I believe every teacher should consider setting up their own blog.

1. Teachers who write make better teachers of writing

A whole host of recent studies1 suggest teachers who write and who identify themselves as writers may be more effective as teachers of […]

Inspiring Writing – helping children find their inner writers

By |March 5th, 2012|

I originally wrote this article for the National Literacy Trust website.

As teachers, we are well used to teaching the mechanics of writing – punctuation, grammar and spelling, the shapes of different types of narratives – but do we, in all honesty, teach our children about what it is to be a writer? About the thrill of […]