Author Archives: Mr. McEnaney

Why sharing should be at the heart of how we teach⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Following on from my workshop at Pedagoo Glasgow, this is a brief outline from my session. Click here to view the Prezi. The presentation element of my workshop had three sections, each of which is explored below: Philosophy If you work in the public sector, then your work should be public This may be slightly […]

Why – and how – I teach my students about Rwanda⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Today, Monday the 7th of April 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, where up to a million men, women and children were slaughtered in just 100 days. As countless innocent people were hacked, beaten, stabbed, burned and shot across Rwanda, the west refused to use the term ‘genocide’ in […]

Why – and how – I teach my students about Rwanda⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Today, Monday the 7th of April 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, where up to a million men, women and children were slaughtered in just 100 days. As countless innocent people were hacked, beaten, stabbed, burned and shot across Rwanda, the west refused to use the term ‘genocide’ in […]

N5 + AVU? No Thanks.⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

The more I think about it the more strongly I believe that this ‘N4 AVU safety net’ approach to N5 is very much the wrong way to go — James McEnaney (@MrMcEnaney) March 10, 2014 I posted the above tweet earlier this evening, but 140-character posts really aren’t an adequate medium for exploring this particular […]

N5 + AVU? No Thanks.⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

The more I think about it the more strongly I believe that this ‘N4 AVU safety net’ approach to N5 is very much the wrong way to go — James McEnaney (@MrMcEnaney) March 10, 2014 I posted the above tweet earlier this evening, but 140-character posts really aren’t an adequate medium for exploring this particular […]

New Higher English – The Plan So Far…⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Post updated 11/03/14 So today I sat down to really plan in detail what a New Higher course for next year might look like, and here is where I am so far: Critical Essay Poetry War Photographer – Carol Ann Duffy (studied at N5) A Last Marriage – Virginia Hamilton Adair Refugee Mother and Child […]

New Higher English – The Plan So Far…⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Post updated 11/03/14 So today I sat down to really plan in detail what a New Higher course for next year might look like, and here is where I am so far: Critical Essay Poetry War Photographer – Carol Ann Duffy (studied at N5) A Last Marriage – Virginia Hamilton Adair Refugee Mother and Child […]

National 5 Critical Essays⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

In an attempt to make life easier for National 5 English teachers I have uploaded some critical essays to the National Moderation site. Teachers can now go on, read the essays and explain the mark they would give it, the idea being that this should help to make us more confident in the assessment of […]

National 5 Critical Essays⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

In an attempt to make life easier for National 5 English teachers I have uploaded some critical essays to the National Moderation site. Teachers can now go on, read the essays and explain the mark they would give it, the idea being that this should help to make us more confident in the assessment of […]

My National 5 Resources⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

I have decided to make all of my National 5 resources available through the Free Resources page on this website – please feel free to use anything that you think might be useful.