Asking “how do we learn?” is an important question to consider because, if we are able to unpick the processes that underpin this, then we can better understand how it is that we can (hopefully) teach and learn better. When... Continue Reading →
I had the pleasure, and honour, of attending and presenting at School Library and Youth Services Interest Group's (an interest group of the Library and Information Association of South Africa) biennial conference in Bloemfontein on 28-29th June. The theme of the conference was "Connect,... Continue Reading →
Did I mention I like taking photos in my "spare" time? If you are interested in seeing some of my work, then you can take a look at https://500px.com/johniona Have a great Christmas.
Book review from one of my sixth formers, from our Literature Society. Source: Book Review: My Brother Simple
A must read for everyone on the journey to a greater understanding of society... and the shadow behind it. Source: Owen Jones' 'The Establishment'
I have written a guest-blog post about our year 10 book club on the OAE Media blog, where you can read all about what we have been up to in 2014-15. Please have a read to find out more.
I have been running a small book club for pupils in year 10 in 2014-15. It takes place every Wednesday morning before school, from 8.15-8.40am, in the Library. Each week we get together for a breakfast snack and a chat about whatever we have been reading that week.
The thinking behind the club is primarily to get together to have an informal chat about books, share the books we love, recommend great books to one another and find new fantastic books to read. Sometimes we all will have chosen to read the same book, other times different books by the same author, sometimes along a similar theme or genre, and yet other times completely different books altogether. Each week we will have a chat about what we want to read next, and make a choice for what we are going to read next. There is never any pressure to finish…
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