Education, Essays, Teaching Strategies

The first year of teaching: Five things I wish I’d known…

Over September and October I will be publishing a series of articles on effective teaching strategies for trainee teachers and NQTs. This first entry is a broad overview based on my own experience in the profession, but subsequent articles will offer brief (but, I hope, useful and practical!) examples of lessons, ideas, and resources that saved my bacon on more than one occasion! 

Conference Papers, Education

Shakespeare, Schools, and Student Wellbeing: the “Shake-in-a-Day” Project

In this paper I discuss the ways in which Shakespearean performance can be used to promote student wellbeing in education. Originally presented at the BritGrad conference, June 2018.

Education, Essays

Teaching Shakespeare at Key Stage 4: Language, Structure, and Form

I didn't know it at the time, but this essay marked a beginning for me: it was the first stage of a process of reflection, trial-and-error, mistakes and successes - a process that continues to this day.