Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. Her book Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is published by Ransom. She is Education and Training Editor at The Stage.
18 August 2014 02:19 PM
Many parents struggle with getting their kids to try healthy foods, but there are methods children respond well to (and other bad habits they mimic)
Vegetarians enjoy food as much as anyone else, so why are the meat-free options at restaurants so boring?
31 July 2014 12:33 PM
The value of the vegetarian food market is growing as more people want to enjoy the odd meat-free meal - are restaurants taking note for their menus?
28 July 2014 12:18 PM
The eventfulness of the last Stuart monarch’s 12-year reign, from 1702 to 1714, compensates for its brevity. Among other things Anne and her administrations dealt with union with Scotland, ongoing war in Europe, the far-reaching 1714 Treaty of Utrecht, ongoing worry about the succession, and the ever-present Jacobites. On a personal level, meanwhile, the never-healthy, and eventually morbidly obese, Anne faced continual failed pregnancies and the deaths of her only living child in 1700 and of her husband, Prince George of Denmark, in 1708.
24 July 2014 11:09 AM
Including a submarine, a steam train, a castle and a goat
23 July 2014 10:34 AM
Penguins, ships, puppets, a walrus and a tiger - there's plenty to see this summer
26 May 2014 01:30 PM
Exam boards select from a huge and rich repository of excellent possibilities and change their syllabuses from time to time
22 May 2014 05:00 PM
The varied options of a new A-level ought to be welcomed
15 May 2014 03:03 PM
Young people simply conform to the culture of the school they’re in without giving it any conscious thought
07 May 2014 01:19 PM
The only reason five year-olds aren't potty trained is laziness, and it's the nappy manufacturers who are benefiting
21 April 2014 04:17 PM
We have to teach young people that social networks mustn’t be misused
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence