Monthly Archives: June 2020

Unseen Extracts: The Last Barrier to Reading Comprehension? — Teachwell

In this blog I examine the use of unseen extracts in the KS2 Reading SAT and what alternatives there are to the SAT itself.  Continued here https://ift.tt/3eKadff

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5 Successful Study Strategies – The Confident Teacher

‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it ‘t ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it ‘t ain’t what you do, it’s the way… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2COfPHg

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Speed Wobbles

thinkingreadingwritings Teachers of any subject will be familiar with the student who struggles to work their way through a text. Not only do these students find difficulty completing classwork, because they often have trouble extracting information from reading material. It’s … Continue reading

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Accountability matters during the COVID-19 crisis; BELMAS RIG presentation

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On Wednesday, 24th June 2020, I attended BELMAS Governing and Governance Research Interest Group meeting.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this RIG was held online via Zoom. The theme of this RIG was “The importance of…

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Five things new school leaders need to know – David Didau: The Learning Spy

1. The primary role of school leadership is to remove extraneous demands on teachers so that they can focus on planning and teaching the very best curriculum possible. If you’re doing anything that… Continued here https://ift.tt/2B113w2

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Q&A: Five Things Every Teacher Needs to Know about Reading – David Didau: The Learning Spy

If you missed it, here’s a link to the presentation I gave in my webinar on Five Things Every Teacher Needs to Know about Reading. There were a number of question that I didn’t have time to answer… Continued here … Continue reading

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Webinar: Five things every teacher needs to know about writing – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Last Thursday’s inaugural webinar, ‘Five things every teacher needs to know about reading,’ was, on the whole, a great success. We sold out 1000 tickets and about 500 people showed up on the night…. Continued here https://ift.tt/2YQjP1a

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Remote Learning and Making Plans – The Confident Teacher

The reality of the Covid pandemic has seen millions of pupils thrust into a position remote home learning. A stark truth is that pupils learn most when they are in the classroom. … Continued here: https://ift.tt/2V2L0EP

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SAM Learning evaluation report – Education Datalab blog

An evaluation of SAM Learning under the Education Data Service pilot programme Continued here: https://ift.tt/2NioKT3

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Joining a MAT? Stakeholder questions matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
When a school decides to join a multi-academy trust (MAT), the first thing the governors/trustees should do is carry out due diligence into practices, ethos and culture of the MAT they are thinking of joining.…

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