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Articles by Helly Douglas

Helly Douglas is a UK writer and teacher, specialising in education, children, and parenting. She loves making the complex seem simple through blogs, articles, and curriculum content. You can check out her work at hellydouglas.com or connect on Twitter. When she’s not writing, you will find her in a classroom, being a mum or battling against the wilderness of her garden - the garden is winning!

7 Ways to Breathe Life into a Tired Writing Topic

7 Ways to Breathe Life into a Tired Writing Topic

Bored of blogging? Fed up of churning out the same topics every week? We've got 7 ideas to help reinvigorate your stale blog posts.

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Why Every Teacher Needs Microlearning to Boost Writing Outcomes

Why Every Teacher Needs Microlearning to Boost Writing Outcomes

What is a microlearning approach and how can you use it to improve student writing outcomes? Explore how this eLearning trend can work in your classroom.

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How to Write a PhD Proposal

How to Write a PhD Proposal

Want to start a PhD? Check out our essential guide to writing a PhD proposal that gets you noticed for all the right reasons. We'll explain everything you need to be successful.

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Fake It 'til You Make It: 8 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Credible Professional Writer

Fake It 'til You Make It: 8 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Credible Professional Writer

Are you giving out the warning signs that you’re a new writer? Worried that everyone seems more experienced than you? We share 8 easy ways to present yourself as a credible writer when you're just starting out.

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9 Engaging Ways to Teach Punctuation

9 Engaging Ways to Teach Punctuation

Think teaching punctuation is boring? It doesn't have to be! In this article, we share nine great ideas to get your class enjoying learning and punctuating perfectly.

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7 Ways to Help Your Students Set up a School Newspaper

7 Ways to Help Your Students Set up a School Newspaper

Are you thinking of setting up a school newspaper but worried about the added workload it brings? We share 7 essential tips to help you successfully launch a newspaper without sacrificing your free time.

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How to Teach Whole Novels (And Why You Should Ditch Extracts)

How to Teach Whole Novels (And Why You Should Ditch Extracts)

Still teaching reading with text extracts? Here's why you need to start using whole novels in your classroom. We've got 7 creative ideas to help you get it right.

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Teaching English: Using Slow Writing in the Classroom

Teaching English: Using Slow Writing in the Classroom

Slow Writing is the simple way to banish boring creative writing. We explain how it works, share examples, and outline the benefits you'll see in your classroom.

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How to Teach Narrative Writing in High School

How to Teach Narrative Writing in High School

Teaching narrative writing in high school? Find out how to make your lessons engaging and boost written outcomes with this essential guide.

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6 Ways to Use Modeled Writing in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Use Modeled Writing in Your Classroom

Don't expect your students to automatically know what good writing looks like. Find out how modelled writing can help them see exactly what you want with this essential teacher's guide.

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Promote a Love of Reading: 7 Simple Tips for the Classroom

Promote a Love of Reading: 7 Simple Tips for the Classroom

Are you struggling to get students in your class to love reading for pleasure? These simple ideas will help you embed a culture of reading and raise the profile of books in your school.

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Your First Idea is Never Your Best: Generate and Develop Better Writing Ideas

Your First Idea is Never Your Best: Generate and Develop Better Writing Ideas

Sticking with your first writing idea can cause problems later. Find out effective ways to generate and develop better ideas to transform your writing.

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10 Brilliant Ways to Reuse Old Blog Posts

10 Brilliant Ways to Reuse Old Blog Posts

Save countless hours drafting new blog posts by reusing your existing content. Drive organic search engine traffic to your website with these 10 simple and creative ways to repurpose the content you already have.

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Advisor vs Adviser: What's the Difference?

Advisor vs Adviser: What's the Difference?

Do you need to use 'advisor' or 'adviser' in your writing? This guide contains definitions and examples to explain the difference.

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How to Teach Story Endings: Simple Tips, Examples and Classroom Ideas

How to Teach Story Endings: Simple Tips, Examples and Classroom Ideas

Struggling with story endings? Use these examples, activities, and planning suggestions to help you teach your students how to make them effective.

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