Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Snow Report: Who sank the (reading) boat? A sad tale of academi…

The Snow Report: Who sank the (reading) boat? A sad tale of academi…: I am writing this blogpost in Syracuse, New York, where I have just had the great pleasure of being part of the second annual R…

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Decoding decodable readers

Originally posted on Dekker Delves into Dyslexia:
This blog has been in the pipeline for awhile. I got sidetracked with other projects. I write my best blogs when I’m mad or passionate. Misty Adoniou and her continual efforts to ensure…

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Navigating the Perfect Storm: thoughts on the Teacher Workforce Dynamics report

Originally posted on Chris Eyre on Teaching:
I am currently reading a lot and writing a little about teacher retention. Having  used the 2015 NFER report ‘Should I stay or should I go? to underpin chapter 2 of my book ‘The…

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How to manage ‘low’ level disruption

Originally posted on The Unofficial Teacher's Manual:
Your learning outcomes are on the board and you stand waiting patiently for your class to listen to you introduce the lesson which you spent so long planning. But every time you…

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Telling stories in The Conversation

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Misty, Brian and Robyn entered the dark wood. “I’m scared,” said Misty “Are there monsters here?” asked Brian. “Yes,” said Robyn. “They are all around us. They are… decodable readers!” Brian jumped. Misty ducked.…

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M. Myatt, High Challenge, Low Threat: How the Best Leaders Find the Balance

Originally posted on razorbladeinthecandyfloss:
This is a quick read, and full of sound advice on leadership within schools.  The things from this book that I particularly want to remember and act on are: Think of your colleagues first and foremost…

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Book Review: Responsive Teaching by Harry Fletcher – Wood

Originally posted on How then should we teach?:
This review forms part of my Reading Challenge 2018. For more reviews of books, see here. This book begins with confusions and problems with AfL that have bothered teachers for a very…

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