Last week, I led a trip to Arvon’s Lumb Bank centre for 14 10-year-olds. A week away from games consoles, mobiles and TV – just us, a stack of good books, paper and pens (oh, and two fantastic authors – Gillian Cross and Steve Voake – who led the children on the first steps of […]
I’m not quite sure what it was about the Arvon course I took in August that caused the step-change. I’m not sure whether it was the intensive nature of the week (I certainly got more words on paper than I have for a long time), the rural location (off grid from mobile and t’internet) the […]
Teaching ideas blogger Rob Smith has some English lesson ideas around the use of visual literacies as a stimulus for writing.
Great teaching ideas blog
Among the fantastic posts are lessons based on Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing
More based on Tan’s The Arrival
A great idea for using props and music to stimulate the imagination using The Piano