Teacher professional learning is one of those things that all schools do, but not many do well. This article looks at why it needs to be done well and how we can do it using the evidence.
More educators are wanting to implement the Science of Learning or Reading but hit a roadblock when trying to implement it across the school. This article explains how to move a Pre-Contemplator through the Stages of Change (Prochaska & DiClemente) and present them with a Theory of Action (Robinson).
This blog post looks at what the Science of Reading is and why we should follow it. We look at Nancy Young’s Ladder of Reading and Writing, Pamela Snow’s Language House, Scarborough’s Reading Rope and the Language Literacy Network.
Currently, there is a mountain of research to support teachers in being evidence-informed English educators. There is so much research that it has even been given its own label – the Science of Reading. For many practitioners, this very term can send shivers down their spine at the thought of “yet another fad” or that what they have been doing in the classroom has been labelled as wrong. I would argue against that and say, “you only know, what you know.”
I have put together a series of pages here that goes through a lot of the research on how we should be teaching primary English. I encourage you to go through these pages skeptically with an open-mind.
With this being my first blog post of the year, I thought I would highlight 22 Australian Educators who are constantly teaching and inspiring me. These people are great advocates and thinkers on promoting ways to improve education in Australia.
Coming from a sporting background and then moving into teaching, I have always been intrigued with motivation. Many classes have left me wondering why some students have this drive to do their best, while others will do their best to avoid doing their best! I have come up with this model on motivation as a way of combining the knowledge I have gained from learning about psychology and cognitive science. I feel knowing these five principles are vital for understanding why people do what they do.