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Feeding back - a ReadingWise feature

Feeding back - a ReadingWise feature

This feature makes it easy and efficient to give us feedback - from hugs to bugs

Dashboard - a ReadingWise feature

Dashboard - a ReadingWise feature

The Dashboard allows you to gain insight quickly into your learners and the progress they are making.

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part III: Mother of All Learning

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part III: Mother of All Learning

The final part of our series of blogs looking at happiness and learning in the classroom.

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part II: An Apology for Confusion

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part II: An Apology for Confusion

Part two of our three-part look at happiness in the classroom.

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part I: Pleasure Principles

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part I: Pleasure Principles

The first in a three-part series looking at happiness and learning in the classroom

Forget reading, let’s teach our children to enjoy chocolate this half term

Forget reading, let’s teach our children to enjoy chocolate this half term

Observations and a short film of a gathering of politicians, Lords and a Baroness in Whitehall to discuss literacy and library provision policy. Some very interesting perspectives on how we teach our children to read.

6,000 copies of Literate Times given away at BETT 2015

6,000 copies of Literate Times given away at BETT 2015

Welcome to The Literate Times January 2015 edition, which brings together news and views from the world of literacy

Pupil Premium Pragmatics - part 1 and 2

Pupil Premium Pragmatics - part 1 and 2

Exploring the Pupil Premium Grant

Let it Flow: Time, Practice and For the Love of It

Let it Flow: Time, Practice and For the Love of It

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has pioneered the exploration of flow, a state where instrinsic motivation supports rich learning. In this article we explore his ideas.

Evidence in Education: A Case for Bottom-up Research

Evidence in Education: A Case for Bottom-up Research

Should teachers play a more integral role in defining research in education? Ben Goldacre thinks so.

The Cost of Illiteracy

The Cost of Illiteracy

The evidence is overwhelming - illiteracy holds many back and negatively impacts all of us.

Strategy No 10: Trust teachers to deliver

Strategy No 10: Trust teachers to deliver

Drawing on our survey of over 500 literacy teachers we look at trust, and how trusting teachers to deliver is integral to offering the best possible support for learners.

Strategy No 9: Make creative use of technology

Strategy No 9: Make creative use of technology

The opening years of the 21st century have seen dizzying developments in information and communications technology. How do we harness this to impact positively on education?

Strategy No 8: Start formal teaching of reading later

Strategy No 8: Start formal teaching of reading later

Children learn to read at different ages, and the starting age of formal teaching of reading differs in different countries. When is the best time to teach children to read?

Strategy No 7: Encourage reading for pleasure

Strategy No 7: Encourage reading for pleasure

Everyone agrees it’s hugely important. Yet, by common consent, getting children to read for pleasure is something we all to a degree neglect and undervalue. Why is this?

Strategy No 6: Effective early childhood development

Strategy No 6: Effective early childhood development

Providing a literacy-rich environment in the home is one of the best ways to ensure children get off to a flying start with reading. But what does such an environment look like?

Strategy No 5: Reading at home

Strategy No 5: Reading at home

There are always going to be children who struggle with reading; we cannot do it all in school. We explore how reading at home plays a critical role in literacy for all.

Strategy No 4: Tailor teaching to fit the individual child

Strategy No 4: Tailor teaching to fit the individual child

Synthetic phonics don't work for everyone.

Strategy No 3: Early intervention

Strategy No 3: Early intervention

What teachers want: 10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy in our schools. Strategy 3 - early intervention

Strategy No 2: A specialist for every primary school

Strategy No 2: A specialist for every primary school

Part 3 in the ReadingWise '10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy in our schools' series

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