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Hair Today – Gone Tomorrow

A recent article in the Guardian newspaper states that “Expressing yourself with your hairstyle is out; it seems, at many schools.” Here’s part of the article:

I shed tears at Ian Whitwham’s At the Chalkface: Great Moments in Education. There is a section in this profoundly human and inspiring book entitled Seth in the Sixth Form. I have now read it seven times. It pricks the ducts.     read more >>


Trivial Pursuit


1.       Who died on the date he was born, couldn’t spell his name, (or at least spelt it about 7 different ways), never went to university, but enriched the English language with 2000 new words?

2.      How many queens of England have been named Elizabeth?

  a) 2 b) 3 c) 4




Text messaging. What shorthand do your students use? Do they use English? Ask them to do this quiz and add three of their own SMS speaks.     read more >>


Famous last words

Apologies to all you Trekkies out there, but Space is not the final frontier; that space is reserved for death: “the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.” – Hamlet

Is it a bit of a taboo subject in class – death?
Well, if the only two sure things in life are death and taxes, and we can at least try to fiddle our way out of the latter, why not think a bit about the former, which we cannot wriggle out of.

We may not be afraid to die, but we probably don’t want to be there when it happens – unless it’s Robert Patterson sinking his canines into your neck perhaps.

So, doing death in class. (Not the practical!)
First a warning! Do not use activities which might upset students in your culture! You have to be sensitive when dealing with death, ghosts, vampires, zombies and intolerance.     read more >>