If we're connected on social media or you've been reading my blog for a while, you may know my time has been limited over the past couple of years while I'm undertaking my doctoral study. This has sometimes meant I've had to miss a course or conference I'd otherwise have attended due to study commitments… Continue reading Patoss (virtual) conference 2020
Here's today's addition to your toolbox of activities to develop learning at home in ways that are less formal and (I hope) more fun.This game adapts well to participants of all ages. The youngest children or least confident writers can team up with older siblings or parents and practise their communication skills through coherent whispering.… Continue reading Silly stories
Another blog in the study skills series. Timing It's as important not to overload yourself as it is not to leave thing to the last moment... Start by working for 20 to 50 minutes at a time less and you won't have enough time to get stuck in and learn meaningfully, more and you'll risk… Continue reading Revision
As dyslexia awareness week 2017 comes to a close, let’s be dyslexia aware year-round.
A few thoughts on raising dyslexia awareness.
It occurred to me that if you are already here, you might appreciate someone else's perspective on literacy development and difficulties, so I've done a little round up of blogs you might like to check out: Old House in the Shires: How can I help my child learn to read? By a mum and teacher… Continue reading 5 points of view
What to look out for and how to support learning needs in the primary classroom
Orthography is just one of the skills students employ when learning to spell and write.
Phonological knowledge is one of the skills needed for writing and spelling in English.
The first years of writing development.
An introduction to the early stages of formal literacy focused on preparation for writing.
10 books on executive function