Teachit Round-Up

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Teachit Round-Up


Hewitt, Lucy, NATE Classroom


What's new on Teachit? What's going on in the Teachit Staffroom? Read on to find out ...

Spinning plates?

All English teachers know how to spin a dozen plates while performing loop the loops with a yoyo and keeping three footballs in the air with their left foot ... but none more so than subject leaders. If you're a Head of English, a 2i/c or a Key Stage Coordinator, then the Subject Leaders' Sanctuary is the place for you.

Our Sanctuary overlord, Jo Irving, has been adding ideas and resources to 'The training zone' page, our resident blogger and first-time HoD, 'Tilly', has been sharing her experiences and discussions are afoot (for your ears only) on 'The comfy sofa'. You need to register, but it's free to all--and once there you'll find plenty of advice, ideas and reassurance from others in the same boat. (Mini sites > Subject Leaders' Sanctuary)

Ponder-prompting quotation posters

We've selected ten witty and wise quotations about reading and the craft of writing and turned these into a set of spectacular new posters. The quotations are from a wide range of writers including Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood. We're hopeful that our quotation posters will jazz up your walls and encourage an insight or two!

To order your set of quotation posters, simply go to: http://www.teachit.co.uk/quotationposters and click on the 'order online now' button. (Books > Teachit posters)

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App happy

Got an iPhone? Like being 'app-to-date' with your apps? (Cue muffled groan/guffaw.) Try out our new Insult Whiz app! We've scoured Shakespeare's work, dug out all his insults and loaded them in. …

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