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by JAC
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof Bishop: Neuroscientific interventions for dyslexia
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Re: Prof Bishop: Neuroscientific interventions for dyslexia

Re: Prof Bishop: Neuroscientific interventions for dyslexia Reply with quote http://www.neurolinkglobal.com/Learn_480.aspx http://www.neurolinkglobal.com/How-Does ... rk_59.aspx Goodness, I'd like to see Prof. Bishop get her teeth into this one -so many red flags, even bulls feel cowed! I almost wo...
by JAC
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New test
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: New test

http://www.motif.org.au/ Welcome to the Macquarie Online Test Interface (MOTIf): an online platform for the administration and scoring of cognitive tests. You can administer these tests online to one or more people and the results will be stored in your own private and secure test page. Alternativel...
by JAC
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Word Shark
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Re: Word Shark

hello Ruth, I'm glad to see you posting here wondering if this is the place to ask my question. I use Wordshark with some students, along with other materials. I am about to be issued with a new laptop which does not have a CD Rom drive so wondering what would be the best way to go?
by JAC
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Engelmann, Australia, indigenous schools
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Engelmann, Australia, indigenous schools

It's great to have this all in one post. Can we copy it to classics. There has also been some good reporting on the ABC 'Four Corners' current affairs programme. See ' Return to Aurukun."
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/ ... 201702.htm
by JAC
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Writing research: please help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

Re: Writing research: please help!

Hi Katrina - don't forget that again this year that NAPLAN is testing persuasive writing. What joy! It means that it is really in Y2t hat this must first be taught, in preparation for testing early in second term of Y3. I think it has been commented on by others on the RRF board, that the UK preoccu...
by JAC
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guardian: Hey [SP] teacher, leave those books alone!
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Guardian: Hey [SP] teacher, leave those books alone!

Do the doubters think we teach synthetic phonics simply for the sake of it? No! I believe we are probably all impelled by the same urge - for the simple pleasure which losing oneself in a good book can bring, and for the life and job choices that are enhanced by being fully literate.
by JAC
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Inappropriate assessment
Replies: 25
Views: 5328

Re: Inappropriate assessment

The school I worked at in 70's ILEA, South London sounds more like Geraldine's experience. It was an EPA so even though we could never get parents involved in parent meetings, books were sent home every night, on top of which I heard the readers every day. How on earth did we do that, but we did, us...
by JAC
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schutz paper: Inside Reading Achievement Tests
Replies: 27
Views: 4860

Re: Schutz paper: Inside Reading Achievement Tests

...how do you teach children to read in a large group or whole class? My thoughts are that as soon as you start practising decoding out loud in a large group some children are not going to be thinking for themselves That just about sums up teaching anything in a whole class or very large heterogene...
by JAC
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lack of sentences and/or capitals
Replies: 14
Views: 4229

Re: Lack of sentences and/or capitals

Apologies Kelly - I thought it was Kiki who had aasked the question! :oops:
by JAC
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lack of sentences and/or capitals
Replies: 14
Views: 4229

Re: Lack of sentences and/or capitals

Surely this is one of the choices made by a developer/s of a programme, when decisions are made about priorities, what to teach when. It's one of the many differences in programmes, and, one of the things we would probably all like to see tested. For information Kiki, BRI readers instruct in use of ...
by JAC
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE
Replies: 24
Views: 8504

Re: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE

What a great honour, Debbie. Congratulations.
by JAC
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: BBC R4 book of the week: The Etymologicon
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Re: BBC R4 book of the week: The Etymologicon

Thanks indeed Susan, can't get radio 4 but I got the kindle edition and I'm enjoying it - nice relaxing holiday reading!
by JAC
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Christine Blower - never seen synthetic phonics in action
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: Christine Blower - never seen synthetic phonics in action

Nowwhy doesn't that surprise me? Years ago I was having a conversation with the head of my union, about some reading results that had been published and he said, to my astonishment ," Not every child is lucky enough to be able to learn to read." as if it were all a matter of luck and nothing to do w...
by JAC
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Cape York Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Cape York Australia

Thank you friends, what a pleasure it was to attend and meet 'the faces' at the conference! I continued my holiday after the conference but am now back in Australia. I was met at the airport by a large contingent of police - there to welcome the Queen for CHOGM! :grin:
by JAC
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Cape York Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Cape York Australia

Here is a new article about the Cape York reforms - Direct Instruction plus various measures designed to get the children in these Aboriginal communities to school. Very encouraging! PUBLISHED IN 'THE AUSTRALIAN': The official results are not in but every indication from reforms in three Cape York c...