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Teaching phonological awareness skills
Teaching phonological awareness skills

How do preschool services support children to develop language and literacy skills and help them get ready for school? A recent study has explored this question and provides some practical literacy activity ideas.

Language learning with technology
Language learning with technology

In today’s Q&A, this Spanish language teacher from the UK shares how he went about building a website filled with language resources and recommends some of the programs he’s found to work best with his students.

An introduction to cognitive load theory
An introduction to cognitive load theory

Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.

Learning to read and explicit teaching
Learning to read and explicit teaching

Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.

Gonski’s model for schools
Gonski’s model for schools

'Some have interpreted Gonski’s proposal as requiring teachers to develop an individual learning plan for every student. This is impossible in practice.' The recent Gonski report calls for a new model of school education. This is a big call. What is this new model? Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.

Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks
Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks

A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.

Infographic: My second Teacher alphabet

What do you need information on? Differentiation? Leadership? Phonics? The second Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful.

Global Education Episode 10: Research Schools in the UK
Global Education Episode 10: Research Schools in the UK

In this episode of our Global Education podcast series, we speak to Education Endowment Foundation Senior Research Dr Jonathan Sharples about the UK’s Research Schools Network.

Teaching methods: Phonics FAQs
Teaching methods: Phonics FAQs

A recent large-scale study explored the benefits of a synthetic phonics program. Here, Dr Jennifer Buckingham addresses seven frequently asked questions about the teaching method.

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