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Covid metaphorsfree18 July 2021

Language is full of metaphors - but what do metaphors actually do?An effective metaphor communicates by being a vivid comparison - it explains something unfamiliar or unclear through relating it to something... more

Handling metaphors 18 July 2021

Opening Gambit:Metaphors are the origami of thought - language suddenly and astonishingly folds itself into a flying bird, and we have to unfold it to see what it means and how it is done ... more

TASKS Covid metaphors18 July 2021

Language is full of metaphors - but what do metaphors actually do?An effective metaphor communicates by being a vivid comparison - it explains something unfamiliar or unclear through relating it to something... more

TASKS Pidgin17 July 2021

.The case of Pidgin English is an interesting illustration of the pattern-forming force of the mind. Here's a succinct description of Pidgin:-‘By all accounts, it came into being some 300 years ago... more

Links - MasterSites12 July 2021

This page contains a collection of significant internet sites - sources for regular reference in important areas of teachingPew Research Center ... major source of "...information on the issues, attitudes... more

Narration6 July 2021

.A succinct definition of key features to be taught is given in Writing purposesOn this page, below:Arguably, the story is the most fundamental form of all - and I use the word 'form' deliberately, since... more

Teenage frictionsfree4 July 2021

Being a teenager can be difficult...Everybody knows this, but the knowing doesn't provide obvious solutions. In an article in The Guardian, the neuroscientist Dean Burnet suggests that part of the solution... more

Sydney & sleep29 June 2021

Bill Bryson writes brilliantly, in my view. On the back of the book from which these extracts are taken, Down Under, Bryson's travel book about his explorations of Australia, a blurb comments on his "effortlessly... more

TOK Scope29 June 2021

.As I have indicated in the page TOK Knowledge Questions , the IB's general explanation of 'scope' given in the Subject Guide is this...“This element focuses on exploring the nature and scope of the... more

TOK Ethics27 June 2021

As I have indicated in the page TOK Knowledge Questions , the IB's general explanation of 'ethics' given in the Subject Guide is this...“This element focuses on exploring ethics and the ethical considerations... more