Shelfies!

In homage to a recent Guardian Books Blog (‘Forget selfies, we want to see your shelfies‘), at EMC we have taken a few shelfie snaps of our own. Feel free to send us your own examples! An impressive collection at such a young age. Who said early readers were best served by a phonics based…

Would you ban slang?

Kate Oliver, EMC’s  KS3&4 consultant, discusses whether schools should ban slang in the classroom. A school in London has recently banned slang from the classroom. Signs have been put up listing banned words, such as ‘coz’ and ‘bare’. The aims are worthy. London MP David Lammy said: ‘I think this is a very good idea. Speaking slang is fine in…