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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.

Teaching English at a distance

The pandemic has meant a huge growth in online teaching and learning. This blog explores some strategies for this with a focus on primary education.

Are mistakes always wrong?

Are mistakes always wrong? Or are they learning opportunities?

Protect your privacy

Privacy online seems to be an out-dated concept, but there are ways in which we can protect ourselves.

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.

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