Heather Clements is a former Head Teacher and Children’s Services Director and is the author of the What Is Good Teaching and Sustainable Leadership Programmes.
New Research shows that organised parental engagement in their children's reading could more than offset losses caused by Covid-19. Heather Clements reports on the Every Child A Reader Framework
Language and thought have been shown to be intrinsically linked, so it is crucial that children develop strong oral language skills. Heather Clements explores ways teachers can help learners develop the ability to express themselves effectively, along with their thoughts and ideas.
Creating a sustainable depth of knowledge in students is an ongoing challenge in education. Heather Clements highlights the benefits of using a structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) to help students progress with an increased level of complexity and cognitive challenges.
Confusion over what Mastery Learning is can has created conflicting ideas and approaches. Heather Clements explains what it is and uses models of memory to clarify how it can be a meaningful and successful way to achieve deep learning.
It seems that virtually every school in the country is thinking about Mastery Learning, but, from recent conversations with school leaders,very few of them have a clear understanding of what mastery learning is, reports Heather Clements.