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Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher's blog

A 'warts and all' view of my teaching career. Hopefully, some of my thoughts will inspire you. Or, they will prevent you from making some of the mistakes I have made in the past.

  • By Xris
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly one post per month
  • First post on

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Apr 2022 2
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Jun 2022 1
Jul 2022 1
Aug 2022 0
Sep 2022 3
Oct 2022 2
Nov 2022 1
Dec 2022 1
Jan 2023 1
Feb 2023 3
Mar 2023 2
Apr 2023 1
May 2023 2
Jun 2023 2
Jul 2023 2
Aug 2023 0
Sep 2023 2
Oct 2023 2
Nov 2023 1
Dec 2023 0
Jan 2024 2
Feb 2024 1
Mar 2024 1
Apr 2024 0

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Most recent posts

Symbolism, structure and chat
It is that annual time of year where I teach Question 3, the structure question, to students. The more I teach this question, the more I think we need to work more on symbolism in …
On , by Xris32, 971 words
Being precise around the writer’s intention
One of the biggest areas for English teachers is the ‘why’ aspect of analysis. Why does the writer do this? Over the years, we have seen paragraph structures to address this and we even seen …
On , by Xris32, 1,109 words
A question of tone and not techniques
In the time I have been teaching, I have seen the teaching of English compartmentalised in so many different ways. And, dear reader, you cannot put it solely at the hands of the GCSE exams. …
On , by Xris32, 884 words