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by JAC
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Inaccurate transcribing
Replies: 2
Views: 3598

Re: Inaccurate transcribing

Thank you very much Debbie. It is a tricky one, and I suspect, no quick way!
by JAC
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Inaccurate transcribing
Replies: 2
Views: 3598

Inaccurate transcribing

Has anyone come across any literature on this? I have in mind a couple of students I have at present, both of whom make very frequent transcribing errors, eg one Y 8 student copying a sentence with 'crystal' rewrote it as 'cristle'. Such students also often fail to spot their copying errors when che...
by JAC
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF conference this Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 4122

Re: RRF conference this Saturday

I enjoyed the conference immensely, from Debbie's rousing beginning talk, to Nick Gibb's at the end, unusual to hear a politician who seemed to know what he was talking about. He even knows the right kind of questions to ask 6 year olds! I particularly liked that i was able to listen to all the spea...
by JAC
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'
Replies: 8
Views: 3473

Re: Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'

I was under the impression that Jonathan Solity was a 'precision teaching' proponent. Maybe the 'psychometric testing' complained about was the essence of precision teaching ie using the standard celeration charts? I can imagine untrained teachers having difficulty with this on a large scale. I wnis...
by JAC
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adults in UK behind other countries in numeracy and literacy
Replies: 12
Views: 3325

Re: Adults in UK behind other countries in numeracy and literacy

Australia did rather well, yet only last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics told us
that 50% of adult Tasmanians were functionally illiterate and innumerate. What is the average statistically compromised person to make of these sorts of headlines?
by JAC
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Encourage girls to be 'disruptive' in lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Encourage girls to be 'disruptive' in lessons

Both of the above articles show people working with children, or influential in policy making, who seem to have not a skerrick of common sense. :roll:
by JAC
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: UK primary school teachers youngest in OECD
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: UK primary school teachers youngest in OECD

50 percent leave within 5 years according to this blog. He also gives his reference for the fact.

http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/20 ... /system-2/
by JAC
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Blog post on "Seven Myths about Educatio"
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Blog post on "Seven Myths about Educatio"

Interesting blog/review about a book of this title by Daisy Christodoulou. Isn't she a member of a new curriculum reform company discussed a few weeks ago?



http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/20 ... ing-ideas/
by JAC
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The 'apps for teaching reading' thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8076

Re: The 'apps for teaching reading' thread

I tried this with my five year old niece, and it is quite good. I could not figure out getting the sound to work. I have to say, and call me old fashioned, but pencil and paper, or white board and pen, is so much more satisfying, and easier.i suppose novelty has got value though. :???:
by JAC
Sat May 11, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autumn Children
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Autumn Children

Thanks for the clarification Kiki. In my early teaching days in ILEA, my school staggered the entry into Reception. depending on birthday. It meant that some children had three full years in the 'infants' before they moved on to the juniors, whilst others might have a bare two years. I once had sist...
by JAC
Fri May 10, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autumn Children
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Autumn Children

Didn't the old 11+ weight marks or age? pretty sure it did.
by JAC
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds-Write 2013 / Teach to Read training reports
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

Re: Sounds-Write 2013 / Teach to Read training reports

Indeed Jim, I have had the same success using BRI. When such an excellent resource is overlooked/rejected I can't help losing respect for those who decide on such matters!
by JAC
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???
Replies: 18
Views: 4263

Re: You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???

Thanks everyone - I found this RWI one, again with some faults but what do you all think, if you have time to look? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkndGf5RCrs I've watched many a DI video to see how they deliver, very informative. Youtube is such a great tool isn't it, if only you can find what you ...
by JAC
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???
Replies: 18
Views: 4263

Re: You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???

Thanks Susan, it's not too bad and has good supporting information. I hope the Aussie teacher can follow the Lancashire accent!
by JAC
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???
Replies: 18
Views: 4263

You tube - a really good synthetic phonics lesson???

We've got a new teacher at my school who is teaching reading for the first time to beginners- previously she was with younger children in Steiner, so not much experience there and even less in her initial training. She is very keen to learn, but people can only take in so much at once. A new teacher...