A post title that looks incredibly philosophical, but I promise it's not all about the grand design of the universe and beyond!
There is, however, an element of a grand design in here - ours. Why did Literacy Stars become a thing?
It's something I mulled over for a while - what do I enjoy the most about teaching? And it hit me: the creativity. What do I not like the most? The time constraints and commitments; sadly, there is very little time to actually do this creating, to plan outstanding lessons, amongst the myriad of admin, marking and other tedious tasks. But the resources, I like: they can make a huge difference between an alright lesson into a fab one.
And I couldn't help but wonder whether it could become something bigger than just a personal enjoyment; a way of helping out other teachers. Hence Literacy Stars began - something to save others time and to make my teaching life even more enjoyable!
And that's all we're here for: to spread the teaching resources and possibilities. We aim to keep our resources mixed in terms of cost; we'd like as much as possible to be free, and charges are literally only existent to keep the various sites and other inputs at a negligible cost.
We're also here for you: we want to be adaptable, and we want to give you what you need. Got a lesson and not sure what to do? Get in touch. Covering a topic we've not got to yet? Let us know!
At the end of it all, why are we here? Because we want to help you, and have fun ourselves at the same time!
Literacy Stars is the creation of a secondary school English teacher who loves nothing better than a good resource and seeing kids enjoy reading and writing.