Reading for My Very Special Learners.


The Guardian recently printed a research project which found that teachers who read for pleasure are more confident, have better knowledge of books and are calmer in the classroom. The research concludes that trainee teachers should be encouraged to read as part of their professional development. Indeed, teachers should be role models for their pupils and develop knowledge of children’s literature. Apparently teachers who read for pleasure are less stressed and use their book reading scenarios to help solve their real life problems. Later in the post I was shocked to read that the trainees included in this research often didn’t read for pleasure due to lack of time. I’m struggling with this. I can’t imagine not reading for pleasure for just a little part of my day, no matter how busy I am. As teachers we are always pushed for time, this is true. Our reading is often dedicated…

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