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How to be a writer - Myke Bartlett - ABC Splash I write a lot. I always have. A character in David Mitchell's fantastic new book The Bone Clocks describes writing as a pathology (basically, a medical condition) and that's a description that sounds all too familiar to me. Internet Anagram Server / I, Rearrangement Servant : anagram, anagrams, nag a ram, software, anagramme, anagrama, wordplay, word play, anagram creator, anagram solver, anagram finder, anagram generator, anagram maker, anagram unscrambler, anagram machine, In News:The New York TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Globe and MailJerusalem Post Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams.

Resources from Teachers TV Promethean Planet is very proud to be making available for educators worldwide all 3000+ programmes in the Teachers TV archive, in agreement with the UK’s Department for Education. Teachers TV was a government-funded service that broadcast on UK television and online from February 2005 to April 2011. During this time, it produced a vast library of programmes created to promote continued professional development and support teaching and learning in the classroom. The archive from Teachers TV offers outstanding content for all educators, from school leaders and experienced teachers to student teachers and support staff. Follow the links below to watch and download programmes for a range of popular subjects, or search the entire Teachers TV archive. All Teachers TV content (videos and associated resources) is protected by Crown Copyright.

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing Summary: Few sources available today offer writing teachers such succinct, practice-based help—which is one reason why 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing was the winner of the Association of Education Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Materials. The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced Writing Project teachers. Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. These ideas originated as full-length articles in NWP publications (a link to the full article accompanies each idea below). Table of Contents: 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing 1.

Top Ten Learning Games For Kids Top 10 Learning Games for Kids (If you are confused about what all the Core Drive #s are about in this post, make sure you check out the Gamification Framework: Octalysis first!) This is a follow-up to last week’s post on What are Learning Games.

Shakespeare Unbound - ABC Splash Add this to your favourites Shakespeare Unbound Like Shakespeare's stories but think the tights are boring and the old-fashioned language is hard to follow? Splash and Bell Shakespeare bring you some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes set in the modern day. Then meet the actors to hear their interpretations. About this digibook Specialised help for children with dyslexia pays dividends Published: 6:07AM Saturday August 16, 2014 Source: ONE News Compelling research shows learning outcomes for children with dyslexia can be vastly improved. Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, a pilot study shows. One-on-one, personalised tuition resulted in vast and surprising improvements in achievement skills, Karen Waldie, Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at Auckland University, says.

Bosnia: Two Schools Under One Roof Find out about the ‘Two Schools Under One Roof’ scheme, pioneered after the end of the Bosnian War Age range:7-11 Connecting Classrooms themes:Conflict and Peace / Rights and Responsibilities Curriculum links: Geography, PSHE, Citizenship Nada, 13, and Mina, 12, go to different schools with different head teachers in Keseljac, Bosnia Herzegovina.

I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you? I began requiring journal writing way back in 1990--my first year of teaching. I had taken a methods class at my university that stressed the importance of having students keep journals to record daily responses to topics. I said, "Why not?" Why My Six-Year-Olds Blog (And Why Your Students Should, Too) Digital Portfolios | Viewpoint Why My Six-Year-Olds Blog (And Why Your Students Should, Too) In a digital world, learners of every age should be taking their first steps toward establishing an online presence.

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