Sarah Stephenson

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Homemade coffee syrups: how to create a coffee shop-quality brew

Making vanilla and chocolate syrups for your morning coffee at home is easy and cheap. What's more, they're far more delicious than readymade<p>My house is a treasure trove of drink experiments, many sitting in little bottles around my house. Infusions, wines, beers - you name it and I've tried to …

Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry

The 10 American writers that English children should study for GCSE

Michael Gove plans to remove Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird from school reading lists, in favour of Dickens and Austen. It's certainly a mistake to abandon American literature – but which US classics deserve a place in our classrooms?<p>Cynics will, of course, hear an echo of President …

How the Invention of the Alphabet Usurped Female Power in Society and Sparked the Rise of Patriarchy in Human Culture

The Rosetta Stone may be one of the 100 diagrams that changed the world and language may have propelled our evolution, but the invention of the written word was not without its costs. As Sophocles wisely observed, “nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” That curse is what <b>Leonard</b> …

The teacher-genetic

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Some time ago, I had an annual appraisal review meeting with my headteacher.<p>Of course, I won’t blog the full details here, but …

50 forward

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>In March 2014, after a coaching and mentoring session, I posted 30 simple questions for the teacher, middle leader and senior …

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

3 reasons why you should read The Secret of Literacy - David Didau: The Learning Spy

This is, unashamedly, a sales pitch for my new book, The Secret of Literacy: making the implicit explicit which should be available in the next few …

Lesson Planning: Start At the End

Teaching is an unusual profession in so much as you need to be both the architect of the learning and its builder. Architects start with a vision or …

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - success story by @Dani41189

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>If you use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan, how do you gauge its success?<p>I am currently in my third term of the Graduate Teacher …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

'Pinterest moms': I don't get it, but I support it

<i>Editor's note: Jenny Lawson is a journalist, mom, best-selling author and creator of the popular blog, "The Bloggess." On Saturday, Lawson won an</i> …