06 May 2019
Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.
11 May 2018
'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.
20 September 2017
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.
19 September 2017
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.
20 January 2017
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.
27 October 2016
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.
30 May 2016
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.
04 May 2016
Teaching reading through a synthetic phonics programme has long-term benefits for children from poorer backgrounds, a large-scale study has found.
24 November 2015
A pilot study has helped struggling youngsters in Australia, with participating students achieving an average reading age gain of 15 months in six months.
15 September 2015
Maureen Pollard – literacy consultant, educator and author of the Little Learners Love Literacy series – sits down with Teacher for a Q&A on decodable text.
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