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by maizie
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Yet ANOTHER study concludes Reading Rec. is ineffective
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Yet ANOTHER study concludes Reading Rec. is ineffective

$50m Reading Recovery program is ineffective, NSW Education Department study finds A $50 million-a-year scheme to help NSW students learn to read and write through recognising words by sight doesn't work, according to a new study by the state Education Department. A departmental evaluation of Readi...
by maizie
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Prof Julian Elliott's 'dyslexia debate'
Replies: 2
Views: 1474

Re: Update on Prof Julian Elliott's 'dyslexia debate'

I will be very surprised if they reach any agreement! My problem with Dr Siegel's proposed definition is that the minute you put the word 'severe' into a definition there is disagreement about what actually constitutes 'severe'. I do, however, like the idea of confining it to problems with reading (...
by maizie
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

Tricia Millar is now offering online training for 'That Reading Thing', her excellent programme designed for older readers (teenagers+)

Details here: http://thatreadingthing.com/why-the-cha ... ing-thing/
by maizie
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Re: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube

Last video has been posted, Sam Bailey, HT of The Forest Academy, Barnsley.

Really worth watching; Sam explains how she turned around one failing school and is in the process of transforming another

(link in first post of this thread)
by maizie
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Phonics: Politics and Practice' SEN magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

'Phonics: Politics and Practice' SEN magazine

Interesting article by Debbie in SEN Magazine Ofsted itself also has much to answer for in regard to promotion of “circuitous” or “extraneous”activities (Sir Jim Rose warned about “extraneous” activities in his Final Report, March 2006). Six phonics and literacy specialists took Ofsted to task for p...
by maizie
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: good news for Indigenous Australians
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: good news for Indigenous Australians

Excellent news!


Do you have any ideas about the variable results mentioned, Yvonne?
by maizie
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

2015 Conference videos on YouTube

Some of the videos from the 2015 Conference are now on YouTube. Anne Glennie: The Attainment gap? What about the teaching gap? https://youtu.be/bxqpNzASnJA Marj Newbury: Teacher training. https://youtu.be/UDZNePRHsoo Debbie Hepplewhite's keynote talk: https://youtu.be/kB4dvNh4DW8 Nick Gibb's speech ...
by maizie
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: National Literacy Trust Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: National Literacy Trust Report

Agreed, Ken:-)

But I'm afraid we're fighting a losing battle.
by maizie
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nursery schools have been 'colonised by the middle class',
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: Nursery schools have been 'colonised by the middle class',

This is what always happens in any state provided service. It has been complained about for years and years.

You would have thought that some-one might have come up with a way of circumventing it by now - or with a radical approach that has more relevance for its target users.
by maizie
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Slow processing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Re: Slow processing?

I'd say that it could be either your first suggestion; lack of practice, or, indeed, slow processing (which, incidentally, seems to be the criteria for 'dyslexia' in languages with a transparent orthography) And, on reflection, it might be a visual problem, he might be slow because he can't see the ...
by maizie
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Poorer Children and Teacher Perception
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: Poorer Children and Teacher Perception

It is very worrying. I have frequently encountered the belief that poor children will have difficulty learning to read because there won't be any books in their homes and their parents won't read with them. it's not even ability related, just a 'fact of poverty'. :cry: But surely it is up to schools...
by maizie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children
Replies: 160
Views: 71336

Re: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children

It hasn't yet appeared, Elizabeth.

Do you have a copy that you could post on here?
by maizie
Sun May 24, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

We're are both entitled to our opinions, but I'm not advocating the government require a particular approach to pedagogy because I happen to interpret the evidence in one way rather than another. So your objection to the requirement for SP to be taught is that some people are, in your opinion, maki...
by maizie
Sun May 24, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

We have no idea. Children generally want to communicate. We know that. It would be interesting to find out if it's an innate desire or whether it's one that develops. But I can't see why that distinction is important enough to justify speculating about it. The distinction is important in this conte...
by maizie
Sat May 23, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Because the distinction is speculative. You're guessing which is which. If you want to do that as a layperson, that's up to you. But we're not talking about 'laypersons' here; we're talking about teachers using this distinction to frame their pedagogy and national educational policy. Once we ventur...