To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes of Education

To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes of Education

Back to To Kill a Mockingbird: Novel Study   Life Lessons and Values: “Until you climb into his skin” “It’s ugly but those are the facts of life” p.  contrast with Miss Caroline’s “Pre-ju-dice” p. and satirizes the educational system. “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird wouldn’t it?” p. 304 Atticus’ parenting [...]

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

Our school is wonderfully tight-knit which comes from the small through-school qualities and has fostered more primary/secondary collaborations than I had experienced in the UK. As an English teacher, my day-to-day teaching was greatly affected by the change in cohort comparably: my previous UK schools were in deprived areas with predominantly white working-class families with [...]

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: ‘Half-past Two’

Example Analysis of 'Half-past Two' in the Edexcel iGCSE examined unit. U. A. Fanthorpe’s “Half-past Two” presents the concept of time through the eyes of a child. Here the poet puts forward the abstract notion of Time as viewed by a child in the concrete, who does not fully comprehend it and therein finds himself [...]

Time to be brave

Ultimately I fell into teaching as I wasn’t ready to give up the study of literature and everyday I learn something new; about a text, an author, a student, a new approach and often about myself. I have taught in a variety of schools up and down the UK and have taken my first foray [...]