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Homework – Relevant And Short

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Homework – Relevant And Short. We know, as teachers, that the most effective way to teach means correcting the class’ work for the last ten minutes of a lesson.  This immediate feedback is the way children learn fast. What This Means For Homework The best way to give homework is to set short activities that […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child, No 1

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Understand The Research First. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have been discussed extensively. Research is ongoing and progress is being made, although Dr Jon Lieff warns that there is still much we don’t know and advises caution in response to new findings (http://www.searchijonlieffmd.com/…/can-neuroscience-improve-education). Much that has been written about dyslexia is out of date because it is […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 2

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The Dyslexic Child In The Classroom Dyslexia affects about 4% of children in English-speaking countries. Many children learn quickly through implicit teaching. They catch on.  But dyslexic children need instruction spelled out with no assumptions. This also applies to all children with a learning difficulty. The combination of imperfect teaching practices and difficult written language […]

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Help Your Child With Writing Tasks

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Step By Step Guidance For Parents As parents you can help your child with writing tasks.  It could be a creative writing, a factual account, instructions on how to make something or recount an experience of their own. Creative writing tasks often challenge children so, here are some simple guidelines. Try to follow in sequence. […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory Whole Language Theory Dominated Literacy Teaching. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach based on whole language theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a story or recount; to anticipate ‘what […]

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The Debate About Cursive Script

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Cursive script is considered a waste of teaching time in some education circles. Associate Professor Dr Misty Adoniou said in early 2015 in The Conversation, “The research doesn’t find any benefits for cursive writing.” She added the following, “Cursive writing is cute, and nice, and decorative if you’ve got a leaning towards wanting to do it […]

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children with poor handwriting but the quality of teaching […]

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