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Starting almost from scratch

I am a school governor of a sort, but at our school governors work in a somewhat unusual way. Roughly speaking, each one primarily follows the career of a single pupil, using that pupil’s experiences as a yardstick to measure ho...

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Quantity over quality for beginners?

The problem with telling yourself that you cannot be the next Rowling is you set yourself up to be a terrible writer. Human beings rarely achieve their goals. We all miss, usually falling short. That’s not the problem. The probl...

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Time Management

123456789 said: ↑ I think a fair and honest answer is that it’s hard to set aside a reasonable period of time to write, and then actually write, when you’re stressed about other things. Click to expand… Yeah, that is a p...

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Diary of a Homer

SethLoki said: ↑ ^ There’s the nub of your query letter! Click to expand… Funny you should mention it, but I sketched out the query letter beforehand and made it as interesting as possible before I wrote the opening lines. I p...

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

In my first year of teaching in my own classroom, I learned that teaching first grade requires a lot of creativity. It was also pretty clear from the beginning that customizing any classroom for teaching efficiency and student engagement co...

The Future of Coding in Schools

For more than three decades, Mitch Resnick has immersed himself in educational technology and innovative learning models. Now a professor at the MIT Media Lab, and a co-creator of the popular Scratch programming language, Resnick remains a ...

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Pacing and Story Length and When it’s Too Slow or Long

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