Tag: reading


High-low books

English or literacy teachers, reading coaches, reading mentors, have you heard or stumbled across the phrase “high-low” reading books? I hadn’t. It is just what I am looking for, for our weekly your group reading / literacy lesson. This week I listed the four or five items that my pupil-readers had taught me and the…
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16 Feb ’20 0

Trefoil 8.12.19

Tuesday’s morning run was with Jeremy Hannay (Weareinbeta). We had caught up on Twitter regarding our frustrations with regard to corrosive influence Performance Management within education. The interview gives an insight into his leadership approach, system comparison (including Ofsted), teacher development at Three Bridges Primary as well as our shared interest in the impact of…
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8 Dec ’19 0

Bridging the gap between research and practice

Every year thousands of research papers on teaching are published, some of which contradict each other. How can busy teachers know which research is worth investing time in reading and understanding? And how easily is that research translated into excellent practice in the classroom? What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging the gap between research and practice That…
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19 Aug ’18 0

DEAR bookmarks

DEAR (drop everything and read) and “getting caught reading” (a reading journal)  is really picking up, together with The Wellington Academy bookmarks, which have been very well received. The bookmark turns into a book rating and book review submission form and offers a very simple way to recognise student reading. Handing in a bookmark review earns you 25…
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29 May ’13 0

Exercise book 2.0

Time to write and reflect has been almost non existent the past two weeks.Time? What time? Certainly time appears to be elusive, so here is a quick list of highlights from the past two weeks; Y11 ‘Drive to the finishline’ Assemblies, sitting with Y11 students for breakfast clubs Maths revision and even convincing two bright Y8 girls to attempt the worksheets, the amazing…
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15 May ’13 1

Old Skool

Two old skool moments for you. One connected to my passion for IF and CYOA and the old, plain old gaming memories. For all you 30 and 40 somethings, Fighting Fantasy has come back from the dead, with the undead. To celerate the genr’es 30th anniversarty,  Ian Livingstone‘s has released a brand new title, Blood of the…
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31 Aug ’12 0