Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Critical Reading and Writing Skills

“The internet has changed or ‘rewired’ the way in which our brains take up information.” This is a statement according to various researchers. Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The human experience…

The Human Experience: 8 Books to Inspire Young Adults, Part I “Racial discrimination. Police brutality. Religious intolerance. Sexual repression. Bigotry. Today’s problems touch each of us in myriad ways. These eight books examine injustice in the world today and challenge … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wave me goodbye!

A Waterstones flyer popped onto my FB feed with this awesome news: “For the first time, the wonderful Jaqueline Wilson turns her attention to a definitive period of history. It is September 1939 and ten-year-old Shirley is sent to live in the countryside … Continue reading

Word of the Week!

April 27, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

verb.

  • Be in or move into a sloping position, eg: ‘He leaned back in his chair’; incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something), eg: ‘a man was leaning against the wall

noun.

  • A deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination. Eg: ‘the vehicle has a definite lean to the left’

Phrasal Verbs

  • lean on

    Rely on or derive support from. ‘they have learned to lean on each other for support’; put pressure on (someone) to act in a certain way. ‘a determination not to allow the majority to lean on the minority’ 

    Adjective.

  • (of a person or animal) thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat.

    ‘his lean, muscular body’; ‘lean bacon’
    i) (of an industry or company) efficient and with no wastage:
    ‘staff were pruned, ostensibly to produce a leaner and fitter organization’
    ii) (of meat) containing little fat.
  • Offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre. ‘the lean winter months’; ‘keep a small reserve to tide you over the lean years’

    Oxford Dictionary

 And let us not forget the latest motto of business lexicon,”lean in“; that’s to say, lexical shorthand for the act or process of a woman’s asserting herself in the workplace. 😀
Art credit: EC English

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Is teen loneliness caused by social media?

Further to previous posts on teenage emotional literacy and well-being, worried parents – and our pupils – might want to read this Guardian opinion piece, Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by … Continue reading

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