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Calling all budding writers who want to write about their subject

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Folks,

    Some of you may already be aware that we have created a new dedicated hub for teachers to write about the subject they teach and how they go about teaching it.

    Subject Genius was launched in July and aims to bring together some of the best subject specialist writers around. The blogs are produced by teachers, for teachers and will explore the trickiest subjects to teach, the peskiest issues in the curriculum and the most enjoyable ways to approach different parts of your discipline.

    A number of teachers have already produced some interesting posts:

    https://www.tes.com/news/subject-genius

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/rethinking-teaching-norman-conquest-gcse-and-a-level

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/introducing-year-7s-delights-poetry

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/time-travel-possible-teaching-theory-relativity



    All we ask is that you contribute a blog post at least once a month, on the subject that you teach, where you can provide insights and inspiration to help your colleagues working in the same area in other schools around the country, and the world. If you’re an uploader to TES resources, then this would likely drive downloads too.

    We would like to build up a network of bloggers (Subject Geniuses) covering every subject on the curriculum.

    If you’re interested in becoming a regular Subject Genius, then please let me know by sending me a private message with your contact details including your email address.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    You should pay the 'experts' properly for their time and knowledge, in the same way you would if you were paying for an article to be submitted in print, not just leech off their skills on the vague promise of a bit of interest in their submissions to the lesson bank. Does your dentist drill for free?
     
  3. Godmeister

    Godmeister Occasional commenter

    While I do see the altruistic point of these "Subject Genius" hubs, I'm afraid I have to agree with Vladimir here. The requirements do sound somewhat like a job which would garner more that a few extra downloads on what are, mainly, freely submitted resources if said articles were in print.
     
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  4. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    If anyone is interested in becoming a regular Subject Genius contributor please send me a private message (conversation) with your email address.

    Thank you.
     
  5. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    So, Ros, how much are you paying per post? Just wondered.
    It's hardly surprising you're not going to get any takers on here. The forum is all but dead. You were warned, when people complained about the last site-overhaul, but you didn't listen, so now a lot of teachers have gone elsewhere. It's hardly surprising! There was a time TES was the only place for teachers to gather, and it was thriving. Now you're looking for a keen blogger in a dying subject, on a dying part of a forum that is a shadow of its former self. And this site is still full of bugs! Just sayin'...

    I feel a song coming on, so allow me to indulge in a little creativity...

    Where have all the teachers gone?
    Gone to Twitter, every one.
    When will you ever learn?

    Did you like that?

    What happened to Joe Dale, by the way? I thought he was the MFL Supremo around here. Anyway, people are posting great information on their own blogs, like Giancarlo, and there used to be a Mr Smith with a French Teacher blog. Why not just link to those? I am sure there are others.

    Of course, I could apply. Oh, no, I forgot, I can't, because being under constant moderation, I'm not allowed to send PMs. Ah, well, so much for the new regime!
     
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  6. minnie me

    minnie me Established commenter

    'Subject geniuses ' - what a ridiculous concept. As a former head once reminded us ' Beware the mantle of expertise ' !
     
    netochka likes this.
  7. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you for your feedback @Vladimir.

    The blog is a voluntary one.

    Have you reported these bugs? What type of glitch are you seeing? What are you trying to do when the glitch happens, what device and browser are you using? Can you send a screen grab if an error message appears?

    If you don't report the glitches then the dev team cannot look into the issue to see if there is a problem or a workable fix that can be implemented.
     
  8. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Rosaline, you need to tune into WIIFM if you're going to get anyone to post from here, I think.
    Oh, and sort your own bugs out! Why should I do that for you when you've naffed up the whole TES experience? You should have stuck to the original template. You ignored the protests, now you're wondering where everyone went. Oh, and what about Joe Dale? Is the the elephant in the room, or something?
     
  9. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    I must be going mad- I am finding myself agreeing with Vladimir!!
     
    Vladimir likes this.
  10. minka1

    minka1 New commenter

    I want to get paid for this post.
     
    Vladimir likes this.
  11. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Think of it as a step on the way to enlightenment.
     
  12. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    What makes Vladimir a 'star' commenter?
     
  13. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Vladimir's being a star, I shouldn't wonder. Jealous?
     
  14. karaka

    karaka New commenter

    Agree totally.
     
  15. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    So why isn't the Great Oracle of language teaching, Joe Dale, doing the subject genius bit? I am genuinely interested.
     
  16. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    I somehow resent the fact that I am down as a new commenter- at the last count I have made 3075 comments- how does one graduate?
     
  17. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    become Vladimir?
     

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