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Month: April 2017

Proper Acting for Proper Teachers

Here are the slides from my talk at the ResearchEd English and MFL conference on Saturday 1st April, at the University Examination Schools: Proper Acting for Proper Teachers PDF A jaunt through some essential drama teaching I presented a session on the ‘rules’ needed to make a play work in the classroom or on the stage. These ‘rules’...

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KS2 Writing: Moderated & Unmoderated Results

After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not. When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed,...

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The importance of reading fluency

Following on from a recent post on the folly of forcing children to read along as they are being read to, I presented my thoughts on reading fluency and the problems with ‘reading along’ at researchED’s English & MFL conference in the stunning surroundings of Oxford University’s Examination Rooms. For those who might be interested, The post The importance of reading fluency appeared first on David Didau: The Learning Spy....

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