Category: Education

Poetry Please- A Year in L.A.T.E

At the last conference, and actually at pretty much all of our conferences, L.A.T.E members have been enthusiastic to talk about teaching poetry. Whether this popularity for workshops on the subject or performances comes from a passion or from trepidation, I do not know….

Seeing things

Galia, our resident theatre buff gives her top picks for the season here! I’m a Lead Practitioner/Second in Department for English at a school in North London and I see things. Not dead people or anything. Theatre, mostly. I’ve lived in London my whole…

Hay Festival

We’re a cultured bunch here on the LATE committee and we like to share our culture our ideas, culture and new found enthusiasms with you and also our students. Here is my (Myfanwy Marshall @Miff_) round up of the Hay Festival and how I’ve…

I see things…by Galia Melon

Galia is Lead practitioner for English in her school, a member of the LATE committee and is an avid theatre goer. Below she shares some of the theatre she’s loved recently and in future we’ll be posting about some of the other theatrical and…

Seeing things…

At Late we think it’s a great idea to make the most of London and her resources. In the last few posts I’ve mostly talked about how we can use it in our teaching and with our students but of course we should be…

Culture, Language, Experience

Below are links to a fantastic scheme of work written by Lindsay Home, currently a teacher at Parliament Hill School for Girls. She developed the resources for her scheme of work and gathered the wonderful examples for the presentation, whilst working at an international school in the Netherlands. Her varied experiences inspired her to draw on the vast range of cultural experiences her students had in her teaching of poetry.

London Learning

At the last conference there was a huge celebration of the ways we can utilise London in our teaching of English. Museums are just one area that London has to offer and of course there are many others. We can look to our wide…

Reading as Writers

A number of members of L.A.T.E have started a teachers as writers group this year. We got together recently at the British Library (where better place to start) to do some writing, have some tea and cake and have a chat. We based our…