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Calling all budding writers who want to write about their subject

Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by TES_Rosaline, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi all,

    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.com/news/blog/what-would-have-happened-if

    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. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Do you not have to have a certain, ah, confidence to declare yourself a "Subject Genius"?
    o_O
    I wonder if that self-selecting group actually overlaps much with the people you'd want giving advice and insight.
     
  3. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Lead commenter

    Er WHERE is Physical Education??????

    GRRRRRRRR

    @TES_Rosaline
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  4. TES_Jenna

    TES_Jenna New commenter

    That's why we need more lovely writers to write about subjects like physical education :)
     
  5. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Lead commenter

    Er not if it isn't featured in the topic screen......

    And to add insult to injury to this ex PE teacher bloody Drama and Media are there !
     
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  6. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Confidence? I think you are being extremely polite. The word genius, by definition, implies very very few - Einstein et al.
     
  7. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  8. mandylifeboats

    mandylifeboats Occasional commenter

    The VERY SECOND I stop laughing, I'll be sure to contribute.
     
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  9. mandylifeboats

    mandylifeboats Occasional commenter

    OK sorry I didn't read the whole thing. How much are you thinking of paying for a genius contribution? Or have all the journalists run away?
     
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  10. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    No Food? I thought with the new spec for teaching Food, it should be there?
     
  11. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    PE Subject Genius blog entry:

    (Grunt...sniff) "Ball"

    Blog entry 2:

    (Grunt...sniff...scratch) "Ball. Run."

    Blog entry 3:

    (Grunt...sniff...scratch...part fur of passing knuckle-dragging other PE teacher, retrieve insect and eat) "Ball. Run. Kick."

    By David Beckham
     
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  12. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Lead commenter

    That was a little mean towards male Pe Teachers @Vladimir
     
  13. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    Presumably there are no sections for Food and PE because there's nothing to put in them.

    I can see that the title may deter the teachers of some subjects, but as I seem to be the only person in the county with a qualification in my subject, it was less of an issue for me!
     
  14. MissHoney123abc

    MissHoney123abc New commenter

    I would be really interested in this! Unfortunately I am a newbie and am not too sure of how to send a private message.
    I am a primary teacher but am currently working as a full time tutor which may be of interest to readers.
    Thanks1
     
  15. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @MissHoney123abc

    Welcome to the TES Community. Thank you for your interest in the blog series.

    You can read more information about how to use the forums here.

    I've also included information about this feature below:

    How to Start a Conversation with another member (or members)

    If you want to have a private conversation (PM) with another member (or members), you can do it two ways:

    Via the drop-down menu

    You can access the drop-down menu by hovering over your username in the top right-hand side of the top navigation bar.

    You should see Conversation listed in the menu.

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    1. Click the link that says Start a Conversation.

    2. Add participants by typing their usernames; matching names will auto-populate as you type.

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    3. Create a conversation title (subject line) and your message. You'll have access to the same tools as you have when creating posts. You can give conversation participants the ability to invite others, if that's something you want.

    You can currently start a conversation from a thread

    1. Click on a user's name within any thread.
    2. On the resulting profile pop-up, click on Start a Conversation.


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    To follow existing conversations, check your Inbox.
     
  16. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Lead commenter

     
  17. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Lead commenter

    I'd love to do an article on my subject of "poetry" but I'm a writer of poetry which goes into classrooms worldwide. I only teach children a little about poetry when I add notes for the teachers on here, and when I do Skype visits to their classrooms. I have also done many articles on my website which are very useful to teachers. Would this be of use here? I don't know about writing every month. I work hard as it is and am well into my "retirement" years. But a few articles - yes, if you would like them. I'd also like to hear from teachers what sort of poems they need term by term and I can suggest some and do articles to meet their needs.
     
  18. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @JosieWhitehead,

    Thank you for your interest in the blog series. Currently the series is aimed at teachers writing about their discipline.
     
  19. stonerose

    stonerose Occasional commenter

    Can't remember the exact quote but it goes something like this:
    Everyone has genius, but some of us it's only for a few seconds!

    On that basis I might scape in! :D
     
  20. gailhennessey

    gailhennessey New commenter

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