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Dec 16, 2020
The Bridge to Fluency (Part 2)
Supporting reading fluency skills for students who struggle Published interventions and curriculum based interventions (CBIs) Effective...
Dec 8, 2020
Bridging the Writing Skills Gap
How do I teach my students to write? Many teachers enter the profession with the goal of helping students become effective learners. Some...
Nov 17, 2020
SLOOM! O is for Overlearning
In the wise words of one 21st century philosopher: Let’s do it, let’s do it, let’s do it, let’s do it... And do it and do it and do it,...
Jun 10, 2019
ADHD, Dyslexia & Reading Engagement
Intervention support for students with ADHD should follow a few simple guidelines. They should: 1. Be quick 2. Focus on specific skills 3. B
Jun 4, 2019
Three Quick-Wins for Dyslexics
A few years ago, I was asked by a small group of parents what advice I would give to help their children with their reading development....
May 20, 2019
Measuring SEN Progress: Writing
CBM is a method for monitoring small, specific steps. It uses regular, timed assessment of your existing curriculum (yes, the one you are te
Dec 18, 2018
SLOOM! M is for multi-sensory
SLOOM! M is for Multisensory There is no shortage of multi-sensory teaching advice. An online search for the phrase “multi-sensory...
Dec 2, 2018
SLOOM! LO is for Little & Often
Little & Often There is no mystery in “Little & Often”. It means to teach in small time frames... often! Rocket science it is not If...
Nov 26, 2018
SLOOM! S is for Scaffolding
Developing confidence in our kids Have you ever experienced failure in something? Perhaps it was a test, an assignment, or something more...
Nov 20, 2018
SLOOM! (Part 1): IKEA and Teaching Reading
Part 1: IKEA & HSBC (How to best teach kids with literacy difficulties) Acronyms make everyday things like business names and laws sound...