Whether you are a parent or a teacher the suggestion that conversation can change “the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills” is worth taking note of. The research completed in early years needs to be viewed through the usual caveats about causation, single study, transferability … it’s interesting rather than definitive.
I can still see the concern maybe fear in the teacher’s eyes. In days gone by, with me sat observing the lesson; the teaching input has been completed, the hinge point question reveals half the class know the answer and half haven’t a clue. What to do next; where to go? Continue reading
This morning I really enjoyed reading Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching by Carl Hendrick and then David Didau’s Practice vs Talent: 5 Principles for Effective Teaching. Others have followed or maybe preceded these; May’s #blogsync is “five things” or #5Things. Feel free to join in. Continue reading