Author Archives: Anthony Radice

About Anthony Radice

An English teacher of English in England.

Whole-School Poetry at GYCA

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (1856-1927) At Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, we always have a poem or a speech which all staff and pupils are working on learning together.…

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Whole Class Feedback: Simple and Effective Recording

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Last October, I blogged about our use of whole class feedback at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. It’s a simple and effective approach which maximises learning return on time invested. Teachers read books regularly; they…

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Celebrating Self-Discipline in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

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Remembrance Day at Charter

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Remembrance Day is one of those occasions when we are reminded of the public’s thirst for tradition and ceremony. The destruction of ceremony never has been a popular movement; it has always been imposed…

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Whole Class Feedback: A Winner All Round

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
Whole class feedback can be seen as a lazy option. Surely teachers are just avoiding the necessary work of giving individual feedback because they want to have more free time? But this view ignores…

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The Joy of Good Manners

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
When I was in my teens and twenties, I despised manners. Why would you say words to other people without really feeling them?. Why would you go through routines, using fixed words, instead of…

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Direct Instruction Principles for Guided Writing Practice

Originally posted on The Traditional Teacher:
I’ve been a fan of Expressive Writing for a number of years. It is exquisitely designed, and like all of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction programmes, the principles on which it is based can teach us…

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