Teachers & Librarians

Historic Hooley at Holyrood!

In February, Katrina Lucas was one of thirteen teachers to receive Professional Recognition from the GTCS for her contribution to and development of Scots language teaching. Here, she describes how Scots can transform a classroom, engaging reluctant learners and giving them an identity in the...

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Secondary pupils on Andy Stanton

St. Paul's High School in Dundee recently screened Andy Stanton Meet Our Authors event to pupils in S1 and S2. Here, Learning Resources Manager Carol Moug shares the pupils' reactions to the Mr Gum books. The Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton would generally be considered too young for secondary pupils...

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Brian McLaren: How classroom blogging enables learning narratives

Brian McLaren is Depute Head Teacher at Clackmannan Primary School in Clackmannanshire. In this blog post he describes how classroom blogging has enabled pupils to develop their own personal and collaborative blogs while developing technical skills and demonstrating reading and writing skills...

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Nick Hood: Evolving Literacies in the New Curriculum

This article is based upon a presentation given by Nick Hood ( @cullaloe on twitter) for TeachMeet Fife on Tuesday 15th March 2011 at Carnegie College, Dunfermline. If you're interested in sharing interesting practice like this come along to TeachMeetLothians at Scottish Book Trust on 7th June from...

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Claire Harris: Sharing a love of reading at Foulford Primary!

In ‘ How to Create a Love of Reading in School ’, Yvonne Allan, head teacher at Foulford Primary reflected on the process which took her school from having a reading gap in terms of ‘reading for fun’ to a school enriched by a love of books and reading. Here, P7 class teacher Claire Harris shares...

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Writers in Schools: mentoring and being mentored

Liz Niven was a mentor for Stephanie Taylor as part of our Writers in Schools programme. Here she gives an interesting insight into her experience of mentoring an author through the nerve-wracking first few school events! This follows on from an earlier blog in which Stephanie gave her perspective...

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Hawick High School: How 2nd year pupils produced a book on The Reivers

The Reivers , a book by Hawick High School pupils, is an ambitious publication which seeks to answer the question "The reivers - how much do we really know about them?" It was produced with the help of Live Literature Funding , and on this week's blog Heather Marshall from Heart of Hawick Children'...

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Bowmore Primary School: How an author event inspired P5/6 to become authors

Bowmore Primary School on the Isle of Islay is one of our four Flagship Schools who have been doing fantastic work around our Meet Our Authors programme. This week they tell us how they used a Live Literature author event at the Islay Book Festival in September 2010 as the inspiration for creating...

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Jacqueline Wilson + ICT = fantastic pupil presentations

St Paul's RC Academy in Dundee was one of four outstanding schools currently taking part in Scottish Book Trust's Flagship Schools initiative during 2011. In January 2011 they used Authors Live with Jacqueline Wilson as the inspiration for a literature-focused ICT project with S1 pupils, aimed at...

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How Charlie Higson Helped Me Bond With My Son

Has your child ever called you a zombie? And would he save you if you were sick with a Zombie Disease? As part of Scottish Book Trust's Meet Our Authors Flagship Schools project, parent Julie Miller writes about the effects Charlie Higson's event had on both her and her son. Reading Opportunity for...

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