In this article I will be demonstrating a possible approach to the poetry of Philip Larkin. I will also be demonstrating an approach to an unseen commentary on the poem 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison.
'Ritual in Philip Larkin's Collected Poems' The multifaceted nature of ritual, its...
'I'm rubbish at Maths' is one of the phrases I hear most often from prospective students. Many students, both young people and adults have a real fear of Maths. Here are some teaching strategies for taking the fear factor out of Maths.1. Make it fun - you are teaching Maths because you have a...
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Architecture is not about drafting is about adding intelligence in our everyday life....
The way architects work is now changing. Drawings are no longer the geometrical building representations only. The traditional CAD methods required nothing more that drafting lines on screen are in...
“Games are only for children or idiots!” was an opinion I met regularly when teaching English to businesspeople in Russia. Admittedly, few actually said that, but most of my adult students thought it to some degree. After all, the idea spending serious study time playing spot-the-difference or...
This IGCSE unit was fascinating. All the more so given that I knew little of the subject and suggested to the students we do the League of Nations, the Cold War or something I actually knew something about! Still, never one to shirk a challenge.. it was onward and upward - most appropriate with...
Setting ? Let's go for 1963 Mod and Rockers. How about the Cuban Missile Crisis? 'Cuban what?' replied one ( she wasn't studying history ). In the round, on a prom, chips and ice cream vendors, primary colours; the girls in bright pleated frocks; beehives and bobs; the blokes in black leather...
A brilliant and powerful tool for finding the cumulative total of a linear sequence is to use the mean average calculation in reverse. If that sounds complicated, then let me assure you it isn't!
For example, if we wanted to find the sum of all numbers from 1 to 100 it would be quite a tedious...
In the years leading up to 1848, there was much political tension throughout Europe for various reasons. Europe throughout the 19th century was not geographically the same as it is today. It was split into different groups of countries, each with its own governing body. This was hugely unpopular...
BAe Systems is involved in defence, security and aerospace. Defence contracts account for the bulk of revenues of a firm which in 2012 was ranked the second largest defence contractor in the world by revenue.
In analysing the challenges faced by BAe, externally, internally and from stakeholders,...
Would you like to be able to help? Most parents are concerned if their child seems to be falling behind with basic literacy skills, but many don't...
Summer Braindrain Syndrome !
According to a report in The Independent newspaper, as many as one third of primary schoolchildren fall behind...
During my university studies and teaching experience I have realized there is a new tool in future generations' hand to solve many of the problems...
When I first started teaching I didn’t put much emphasis on handwriting. As long as I was able to read the work then I was happy, after all, how...
What is Dyslexia?
A lady called out to me, 'Dyslexia is a curse'! A colleague and I were giving a talk on dyslexia at Remploy, a centre to help...
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