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Vol.#92: ISTE 2015 Presentation Screencast [CROSSPOST]

My last two posts on Teaching Speaks Volumes have been about the steps to convert student-completed Google Forms to WordPress blog posts and why I use it in my classroom for Independent Reading. 87 more words


Two is company - three is learning

Do we underestimate the importance of instruction?

We quite rightly value the relationship between the teacher and the student. It forms the basis of everything that we want to achieve as teachers. 526 more words


Australian Literacy Educators' Association conference - Day 1

My head is buzzing after the first day of the ALEA conference in Canberra. I really value conferences such as this for the opportunity to share ideas and learn from teacher and researcher leaders in my field. 872 more words


The Death Cure

Warnings: emotions.

The trials are over. WICKED is planning to restore the survivors’ memories and complete the final cure for the Flare.
But Thomas has already remembered more than they think.
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Book Review

Student Voice

I can’t stress enough how important it is to encourage student voice. When students are allowed to speak and to write their truth, they begin the process of introspection, inquiry and critical thinking.  536 more words

Making Predictions - resources to support kids explaining and reflecting on their predictions!

There is resource galore for exploring ‘making predictions’ in our reading programs. SO MUCH! Its a pretty easy one to cover as well. Kids understand it quickly and do it naturally. 199 more words


Reading Recovery: celebrating success

Janet Smith. 

“Reading has given you a golden ticket for the rest of your lives!”. These are the words the President and Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur, used to welcome primary school pupils to last week’s Reading Recovery Awards at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). 563 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

educationalist04 reblogged this on The Learning Renaissance and commented:

The importance and beauty of reading recovery...