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Wellbeing Posts

Managing the workload:

https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/managing-the-workload/

English Language and English Literature Specific Posts

Reflections on sitting a mock with the students: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/the-hand-that-mocked/

Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland – a few extra notes: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/kamikaze-some-supplementary-thoughts/

The problem with mnemonics: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/s-t-r-e-s-s-stuff-to-remember-every-single-second/

Context and the barriers we face: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/reading-understanding-the-context-and-the-barriers-we-face/

Memorising quotations – one suggestion: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/brain-gym-dont-worry-its-not/

I am not here to entertain you (all about the love and passion I have for our subject): https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/a-response-to-this-is-boring/

Teaching AQA English Language Paper 1 – Q1 – 4:

Question1: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/paper-1-question-1-aqa-english-language-8700/

Question 2: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paper-1-question-2-aqa-english-language-8700/

Question 3: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/paper-1-question-3-aqa-english-language-8700/

Question 4: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/paper-1-question-4-aqa-english-language-8700/

Literacy

Handwriting at secondary: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/building-automaticity-in-handwriting/

Leadership

Behaviour – ‘Ready to Learn’ at Orchard School Bristol: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/learning-and-thriving/

CPD – the need for personalisation: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/the-need-for-personalised-cpd/

A political one – the disparity between the state and private sector for the GCSE English assessment methods: https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/playing-on-rubble/

Sexism in our schools (one for #IWD17) https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/q-is-google-male-or-female-answer-at-the-end-a-blog-for-the-importance-of-iwd/