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What made Terry Wogan a radio great?
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Embed from Getty Images “They’ll probably have to drag me away from the microphone when they decide to elbow me. I shall cling to it. There’ll be a lot of tears and screaming“. It was a crackly performance on the Light Programme, ‘down the line’ from Ireland , which saw the voice of Michael Terenc…

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5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading
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Hi y'all! The SuperHERO Teacher here, taking over The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog for the week. I'm excited to discuss a topic that many teachers, including myself, struggle with-- convincing students to read independently.  For many students, reading becomes a chore.  They don't…

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6 Ways To Help Your Students Find The Perfect Novel
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By  Presto Plans   We have all been there.  You bring your students down to the library to choose an independent novel and are met with a mix of reactions from unrestrained excitement to grumbles and groans.  While your avid readers will scour the stacks looking for their favorite author or genre, …

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Commonsense Call Charges Apply
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In our adult lives we are required to perform all sorts of duties. We are asked to fill in tax returns or benefit forms; take the driving theory test; compare energy tariffs, fill in mortgage and job applications; and vote on who runs the country. Yet it is believed we are too daft to know that whe…

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There are many graveyards in this world that house the bones of humanity. These particular places are not, however, the cemeteries of the dead, but of the dying. Here the bones of the poets, the growers, the dreamers, the whistlers and the singers, are ground up and placed into moulds for reshaping…

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How To Help Students Start the Year Organized
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If you are anything like me… you love the organization that comes with the start of a new school year.  New planners, new binders, shiny pens and pencils all start off the year in their rightful place.  However, it does not take long for the shininess to wear off and the disorganization to begin!  …

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