A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN


A page of links to useful resources / places. If you have any recommendations add them in the comments below.


A link to the Teaching Assistant Focus website – TA Focus


A link to the collaborative learning website – lots of activities to promote language learning in English and across the curriculum.


A link to the Dorling Kindersley website – a source of useful photos that can be downloaded and used to make resources.


A link to the blog of  Northampton Children and Nature Network


A link to the resources of the National Archives. There are lots of resources to support learning and teaching of History available here.




  1. I hope you don’t mind me bothering you but I am looking for well-connected teaching blog owners to share in a promotional campaign.

    My latest book, Take Control of the Noisy Class is being published on February 29th through Crown House Publishing and I am putting together a ‘BONUS resource page on my website to coincide with the launch.

    Basically this would involve contributing a short resource of some sort with your blog details prominently displayed on it. I’ll offer it along with some of the other contributors’ materials as a bonus download for anyone who buys the book.

    If enough blog owners like you contribute something (I currently have 12 well-connected site owners), and then notify their visitors/newsletter subscribers about the bonus offer, it should give all contributors good exposure as most teachers who buy the book will also want to download all the bonuses.

    If you’re interested in doing this please let me know as soon as possible. The resource need only be a short report, article or similar practical digital resource. Even something simple like a 1-page mind-map of the perfect lesson plan etc. would be great. And it doesn’t need to be anything new, created exclusively for this offer, anything useful you’ve created in the past will suffice. You know what teachers need – anything of practical use which can show them how to help their students and make their lives easier. Preferably it should be something unique to you – an idea or technique you’ve written about –which will encourage book buyers to visit your website for more of the same.

    Once I’ve got all the bonuses in place on a secret page on my new website, all contributors will notify their respective subscribers about the book and the additional bonuses. The book is going to be available on Kindle for £1 for a few days so it will be nice to give your subscribers the chance to get this cheap deal – as well as the extra bonuses. I will provide template emails and tweets for you so that your work/time commitment will be kept to the absolute minimum.

    Additionally, if you would like to offer the resource via an amazon affiliate link from your site, let me know and I’ll arrange for graphics to be sent to you.

    Finally, if you would like a review copy of the book in return for writing a short review on your blog, that can be arranged too. Just let me know and I’ll have the publishers send you everything.

    You can contact me on robplevin@behaviourneeds.com

    Thank you for your time.

    Best wishes,

    Rob Plevin
    NB// My business used to be called Behaviour Needs Ltd (www.behaviourneeds.com) which you may have heard of but I am re-launching with a new website to coincide with the book’s launch.

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