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01/03/2016

Challenging the most able

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Finding ways to meaningfully challenge our most able is an eternal dilemma. Here are a few ways…
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Date Posted
23/02/2016

Guiding research

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We often ask our students to 'research' a topic, but many students, especailly boys, lack…
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Date Posted
12/01/2016

Word association

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Long-term memory requires a structure or framework so that you can retrieve information later.…
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Date Posted
11/01/2016

Spelling strategies

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The English language can seem complicated and confusing. This is because the sounds generally match…
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Date Posted
01/01/2016

Visualising

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Many students, but especially SEN or EAL students, will benefit from having images to help them…
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Date Posted
01/01/2016

SQ3R

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The more times you use this technique the better and more confident your students will become.
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Date Posted
19/11/2015

Reading skills

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There are three main types of reading we use in schools: scanning, skimming and detailed reading,…
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Date Posted
03/11/2015

Speed-dating

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There are many incarnations of this activity, but essentially students are learning independently.…
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