Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lite Beer: Google Classroom Revisited


Dorian Love has another look at Google Classroom: I have previously declared myself an avid Moodler, and this has not changed. However, most of the teachers in my school have swung over to Google Classroom, many from Edmodo, and so I … Continue reading

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10 Words Teachers Use That Make Me Grumpy


Let's jump right in…   Grit There's nothing wrong with helping kids to develop a sense of determination and resilience. Too often though, the word 'grit' becomes a form of victim blaming, with schools (and society) defending their outdated (and … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Sell Reading to Teenagers


Instead of telling teens that reading is important because it will make them smarter and improve their grades, why not tap into their inherent desire to be independent, different and rebellious? If a teen asks why reading is important, tell … Continue reading

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Why It’s Time to Stop Being Prissy About American English


So this thing's doing the rounds again: When I was at school in Johannesburg, I was penalized for writing words like penalized with a 'z' (pronounced 'zed' – not 'zee'). Color was colour, favorite was favourite and even a cookie … Continue reading

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5 Surprising Advantages of Marking Longer Answers Using Google Forms & Sheets (Guest Post By Michael Caplan)


This post by my colleague Mike Caplan is re-blogged from the original on my dynamic new school’s blog. I think he is onto something really interesting… 5 Advantages of Marking Longer Answers Using Google Forms and Sheets (By Michael Caplan, … Continue reading

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