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So far Joanne Smolka has created 10 blog entries.

Curriculum Conversations

2020-07-14T15:42:43+01:00

Webinar: Curriculum Conversations with David Didau and Martin Robinson Notice: This webinar has been rescheduled from 14th July to 23rd July. Click here to join Before we start: Have you downloaded the Zoom software? Grab a drink and a snack Grab a pen and a notebook to take notes Sit somewhere comfortable Webinar ID 850 2313 8182 Password 798768 Topic Curriculum conversations Start time Thursday 23rd July, 4:00 PM Timezone Europe/London (GMT+1) Duration 60 min Join via Zoom Click here to join Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85023138182?pwd=ajU5djc2L1lVQVVnY0tsQlM2Nm9Bdz09 In this session: David [...]

Curriculum Conversations2020-07-14T15:42:43+01:00

Five things every teacher needs to know about writing

2020-07-14T15:22:21+01:00

Webinar: Five things every teacher needs to know about writing Join the webinar now Before we start: Have you downloaded the Zoom software? Grab a drink and a snack Grab a pen and a notebook to take notes Sit somewhere comfortable What to expect: Approximately 30 minutes live seminar Approximately 30 minutes Q&A Webinar ID 859 0498 5444 Password 798768 Topic Five things every teacher needs to know about writing Start time Tuesday 21st July, 4:00 PM Timezone Europe/London Duration 60 min Join via Zoom Click here to join Zoom [...]

Five things every teacher needs to know about writing2020-07-14T15:22:21+01:00

Getting Instruction Right: Success and struggle

2020-07-14T15:16:23+01:00

Webinar: Getting Instruction Right: Success and Struggle Join the webinar now Before we start: Have you downloaded the Zoom software? Grab a drink and a snack Grab a pen and a notebook to take notes Sit somewhere comfortable What to expect: Approximately 30 minutes live seminar Approximately 30 minutes Q&A Webinar ID 814 9262 2436 Password 798768 Topic Getting Instruction Right: Success and struggle Start time Thursday 16th July, 4:00 PM Timezone Europe/London Duration 60 min Join via Zoom Click here to join The session will cover: 1. Why [...]

Getting Instruction Right: Success and struggle2020-07-14T15:16:23+01:00

Intelligent Accountability: how to ensure teachers thrive

2020-07-14T15:43:46+01:00

Webinar: Intelligent Accountability: how to ensure teachers thrive recording available until 28th July This webinar discusses: Creating the conditions for teachers to thrive. This recording is no longer available here. Need more time? Get unlimited access to our library content for a small fee.

Intelligent Accountability: how to ensure teachers thrive2020-07-14T15:43:46+01:00

Closing the reading gap

2020-07-14T15:43:38+01:00

Webinar: Closing the Reading Gap with Alex Quigley Recording available until 27th July The session will cover: A conversation with Alex Quigley in which he discusses his new book, Closing the Reading Gap and its relevance to the current crisis. Further reading: Introducing Closing the Reading Gap Closing the Reading Gap resources This recording is no longer available here. Need more time? Get unlimited access to our library content for a small fee.

Closing the reading gap2020-07-14T15:43:38+01:00

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology

2020-07-14T14:46:02+01:00

Webinar: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology with Nick Rose and David Didau recording available until 23rd July The session will cover: What every teacher needs to know about psychology Further reading: Coming soon This recording is no longer available here. Need more time? Get unlimited access to our library content for a small fee.

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology2020-07-14T14:46:02+01:00

A Manifesto for closing the advantage gap

2020-07-14T14:40:26+01:00

Webinar: A Manifesto for closing the advantage gap with David Didau Recording available until 27th July The session will cover: 1. The purpose of education 2. The role of evolution 3. Why intelligence matters 4. How memory works 5. The role of knowledge This recording is no longer available here. Need more time? Get unlimited access to our library content for a small fee.

A Manifesto for closing the advantage gap2020-07-14T14:40:26+01:00

Curriculum: understanding the difference between powerful knowledge & cultural capital

2020-07-14T14:35:41+01:00

Webinar: Curriculum: understanding the difference between powerful knowledge & cultural capital recording available until 21st July The session will cover: 1. Why powerful knowledge and cultural capital are important 2. How to assess the power of powerful knowledge 3. The difference between cultural capital and ‘being cultured’ 4. Controversies and confusions 5. Making difficult curriculum decisions Learn more: There’s a great follow-up session on 23rd July called Curriculum Conversations - with special guest Martin Robinson. Register for Curriculum Conversations Further reading: Where we’re getting curriculum wrong Part 1: Cultural [...]

Curriculum: understanding the difference between powerful knowledge & cultural capital2020-07-14T14:35:41+01:00

Building a Reading Culture

2020-07-14T14:31:42+01:00

Webinar: Building a Reading Culture with David Didau recording available until 17th July This webinar will: - explore why young people don't read? - suggest ways to change attitudes towards reading - explain the benefits (and pitfalls) of reading aloud - suggest a programme of ‘reading for betterment’ instead of ‘reading for pleasure’ - explain how to set a whole school reading aloud project Further reading: coming soon This recording is no longer available here. Need more time? Get unlimited access to our library content [...]

Building a Reading Culture2020-07-14T14:31:42+01:00

Five things things every teacher needs to know about reading

2020-07-14T13:16:55+01:00

Webinar: Five things things every teacher needs to know about reading In this session: 1. Just because students struggle to read doesn’t mean they’re thick 2. Working memory affects reading ability 3. Comprehension depends on general knowledge (and strategic knowledge) 4. Vocabulary matters 5. Everyone loves stories Further reading: From David Didau's blog: Why we need to read aloud Some thoughts on silent reading References: Seymour, Aro & Erskine (2003) Foundation literacy acquisition in European orthographies Westbrook et al (2019) ‘Just reading’: the impact of a faster pace of reading narratives on the comprehension of poorer adolescent [...]

Five things things every teacher needs to know about reading2020-07-14T13:16:55+01:00