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The Secret of Literacy - Making the Implicit Explicit

David Didau’s understanding of a learner’s access into literacy emanates from an awareness that what we understand about our own knowledge is implicit. We know, without truly knowing how to explain or model it. 1,512 more words

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Impactful Conference - Key Note Speeches

It began in earnest, this morning, with a hefty weight of emotional, political (and the sublime – of course) focuses of the three key note speakers. 1,338 more words

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Teacher to Teacher: The Coaching Relationship

By Janice Ewing

If teaching is built upon a foundation of trust and mutual respect, nowhere is that more apparent than in the coaching relationship. Earlier in my career, my position as a reading specialist morphed into that of literacy coach. 833 more words

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Differentiation... and building it into your lesson plans

This evening’s late night venture into English with the associate tutors centered upon differentiation; an issue we all have concerns over – whether lesson plans have been an upset or not. 894 more words

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Challenges in Leadership: Sharing lessons in Leadership

Teach First’s Impact Conference kicked off this evening with a wealth of insight and experience proffering their journeys and understanding of what leadership means to them, and how they have exhibited it throughout their careers. 1,601 more words

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The First Days of a Summer Institute

When I got to onsite my mind was blown; I had the kindest cooperating teacher, I quickly built relationships with my students and I could see them progressing in their learning. 461 more words


Lesson planning must be grappled with - Day 4 of SI-Leeds

It turns out that there’s literally no time to go back and complete that third post for yesterday. Like school lessons, time keeps marching its march onwards and we must go with it. 694 more words

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