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Reading Comprehension: Did You Have an Inter Course Break Too?

I’m honestly not being or meaning to be presumptuous.  Over recent years, myself and Cath have tend to eat our turkey dinner, main course, on Christmas day, tidy away the pots and then go for a walk before coming back for some pudding.  Continue reading

Happie Nu Yeer Tu U

Writing is a code for sound; as ever it’s not quite that simple.  You’ve probably read the title, know what I mean but also realise that it just looks “plane rong”.  We have both sound and word representations in our minds.  In experienced readers’ minds phonology (word sounds) and spellings (orthography) work individually and together; in experienced readers this is a rapid, automatic and mutually reinforcing process. Continue reading

What Cognitive Science Can Teaching Us About the Reading Mind

Every now and again you come across a book that is an absolute gem; The Reading Mind by Daniel T. Willingham has captured my attention over the last few weeks.  In attempting to provide some leadership to develop literacy across the school I’ve realised the limits of my knowledge.  Reading has helped; in fact reading helps us all develop our knowledge. Continue reading

Educating with Purpose – The Heart of What Matters

Liminal Leadership

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