Monthly Archives: December 2021

Using chanting in classrooms to increase motivation and practise key vocabulary

Recently, I have been trying to encourage some of my classes to chant things all together as a means of prasticing key vocabulary and increasing their engagement in lessons. Whilst it is quite tricky to ensure that all students get … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 12th December 2021

Blog of the Week Teaching Oral Reading Fluency to Older Students – Timothy Shanahan This blog contains some really useful activities that teachers can use to help build reading fluency. Classteaching ‘Means of Participation’ by Fahim Rahman Fahim reflects on … Continue reading

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Means of Participation

This term marks the first term that I have had trainee teachers take some of my classes. When giving them feedback, a similar reoccurring area of development arises – careful consideration of planning explanations as well as the explicit use … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up: 5th December 2021

Blog of the week ‘How Cognitive Load Theory Changed my Teaching’ – Zach Groshell A fascinating insight into how what we have learnt from cognitive science can reshape our teaching. Classteaching ‘Disciplinary Literacy in Maths – Part 2: Vocabulary & … Continue reading

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