Category: RememberMore

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Swamps the new rainforest?

Classrooms are messy and complex, a veritable swamp of interactions. After the testing effect, retrieval practice here are four that we have been exploring at length with RememberMore: spacing, interleaving confidence, motivation and interleaving. Spacingand interleaving (metacognition, confidence) Most recently, working in Year 7 maths classrooms, Emeny, Hartwig & Rohrer (2021) reported that spaced practice…
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31 Jul ’21 0

RememberMore in a year

With 18 months experience of teaching with RememberMore here is what I would share with schools looking to stabilise a school in flux or recession and why RememberMore may just be part of the solution. RememberMore is one part routine maker / behaviour barometer, one part teacher professional development and curriculum definer and three parts…
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27 Jul ’21 0

Plotline zzleup

With all the twists, turns, red herrings, dead-ends and misdirection in the text, coupled with the classes enthusiasm for riddles, I created a pseudo-puzzle activity to help review and then secure students understanding of the plot and to showcase how detective plot line is created. It is not the first time I have used this…
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6 Jul ’21 0

Vocabulary: What does it look like (part 5)

Hours invested, reading and watching, to learn that the Simple View of Reading is not simple, and that “Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science.” Here is what Louisa Moats would have us know and do. And if Pamela Snow references her work – I need little encouragement to take note. direct teaching of decoding, comprehension, and…
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3 Jul ’21 4

Vocabulary: What now (part 4)

Life is short. Vocabulary is long. (And interwoven).* What started out as a line of enquiry, became an edventure, bringing with it new phrases and plenty of new vocabulary: word families, orthography, morpho-phonemic language, The Simple View of Reading (SVR), comorbid, corpora. Clearly, all four areas of literacy (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are worthy…
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1 Jul ’21 4

Vocabularly: The Simple View of Reading (part 3)

During his podcast with Emily Hanford, Greg fleetingly referenced the “The Simple View of Reading” (Gough & Tunmer 1986). There was a audible acknowledgement of common ground and so the conversation continued unabated. What is “The Simple View of Reading?” I didn’t know. So far in my reading, it was clear that reading was anything other than…
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1 Jul ’21 4