We’re hearing from lots of you how challenging it can be to find the right balance to help parents support their children with learning at home during school closures, without overwhelming them. Here are just a few suggestions for simple (and fun!) ways parents can help maintain their children’s core English and maths skills, using […]
For those children who are in the early stages of learning to read, one of your top priorities is going to be ensuring they keep up momentum while they’re learning at home. But for many parents, especially if they learnt to read differently when they were at school themselves, phonics is completely new – and […]
Here are some handy comprehension resources and simple ideas to share with parents to help them support their children’s reading comprehension during school closures.
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Over the past weeks and months, we’ve all had to adapt to uncertainty, and being flexible has become a necessity for schools, pupils and parents alike – and you’re all doing an amazing job! Now that you’ve had the chance to try out new approaches inside and outside of the classroom, it’s a good point […]
With last week’s decision to close schools leaving teachers across the country reeling, we’ve compiled some ‘top tips’ to help facilitate the transition to remote learning. Firstly, instructions are everything Setting clear instructions and success criteria will be crucial to avoid a tsunami of emails asking the same thing and in providing zero excuses for pupils looking to avoid work. Model answers […]
Back in 2008, the business professor Clayton Christensen predicted that by 2019, half of all US high school classes would be taken online. It’s now 2020 and this prediction has not come true, in the US or any other country. Why is this? Is it fundamentally impossible to get remote learning to work as well as […]
Many of the students in my examination classes are struggling to engage in online learning and need ways to boost their motivation. They are unsure of the merit of spending time learning new content and practicing examination questions, as they feel that their grades will be generated from data that has already been collected. It […]
A game of snakes and ladders – that is how my 9-year-old son describes lockdown. This piqued my interest, and I was drawn away from my online virtual marking and gazed at him across the kitchen table to ask him to explain his metaphor. Zac is in Year 5 in an expanding multiphase academy, where […]
The past few weeks have been hard. It’s hardly a new insight, but for teachers – a group that likes to be in control – this has been particularly tough! Working from home and trying to get the children we teach to learn virtually is a unique situation that creates the following areas of concern: […]