Mistakes in children’s writing

Children make many mistakes. As teachers, our views about those mistakes can be radically different if we closely observe children in the PROCESS of making the mistakes, rather than simply see the end products.

Living with surveillance

We are rarely away from the Internet today, which means that someone, somewhere is always aware of where we are and what we are doing. How to deal with such surveillance?

Literacy and Metacognition

We often find pupils performing tasks without wondering why they are doing it. They seldom question themselves about or evaluate the efficiency of their own learning strategies.

Literacy enhances subject learning

There have been a number of research studies which have explored the effects on pupil subject learning of embedding within subject teaching a specific attention to literacy skills.