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More Potatoes: following up on “Tough Reading”

(What is it in my brain that makes me always spell tough with a t at the end when I’m typing it?) I have finished the potato lessons. I am a bit sick of potatoes now, if I’m honest. However, … Continue reading

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Tough reading

I have a pet hate about difficult readings in class. It is hearing teachers say, “Well that’s great, but my class would never cope with a reading that difficult”. Clearly I understand that context is all and tailoring a reading … Continue reading

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Don’t ask me for a pen

In my first year as a teacher, a colleague from another school told me she’d been to an inset where the presenter had suggested we help kids too much. He suggested we don’t hand their books out for them, as … Continue reading

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