‘Soft Skills’ need a better PR Agent.

‘Soft Skills’ need a better PR Agent.

It is 3 years since I made my geriatric foray into the wonderful world of EdTech.  Ok, maybe I am exaggerating the geriatric bit, but not much. As a woman in her 60s I often find myself as the oldest person in the room and often the room shows surprise at my...
The Value of Storyboards in the English classroom

The Value of Storyboards in the English classroom

It Began with Disney. In the early 1930s, when Disney was at the height of its creativity in cartoon animation, it was common practice for the artists working at the studio to pin their rough sketches onto bulletin boards. They would do this in order to visually...
Please – No More Chapter Questions!

Please – No More Chapter Questions!

Nothing is more surely designed to drown any flickering student interest in a book than chapter questions. Honestly, if there is a good reason why we still do this it is beyond my comprehension. And this is the point isn’t it?  Comprehension. I have always loved to...