A Message For Twitter HQ

I joined Twitter back in 2009, when I thought it was stupid and couldn’t see the point in it. Why would someone want to tweet when you had Facebook statuses for telling the world what you were doing? Very soon, however, I discovered that Twitter could play a very powerful role in my professional development […]

Shy Bairns Get Nowt / If You Dont Ask, You Don’t Get

In North East England there is a well-known saying: ‘Shy bairns get nowt,’ with ‘bairns’ meaning ‘children’ and ‘nowt’ meaning ‘nothing.’ Roughly translated into another idiom, it means ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ The final cross-curricular project for my class before the summer holidays was about the 1950s. We learned about life back […]