Reuben Moore of Teach First looks at how giving teachers autonomy, supporting their development and enabling them to fulfil their sense of purpose can go a long way toward bringing out the best in teachers and getting them to stay on.
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.
Being able to read, write and speak well underpins a child’s chances of success at school, at work and in life. But how do we begin to inspire children to pick up a book or a pen when it is often the last thing they want to do? Jim Sells from the National Literacy Trust shares some ideas and resources for connecting reading to sport for motivating students.
Vocabulary, word recognition and reading fluency are important skills for reading, but they don’t cover the whole picture. Jeffrey Pflaum shares ideas for helping students understand the process of reading silently and visualising what they read.