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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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Global warming in education: Why Schleicher is wrong

As we all know – well, most of us – the climate is changing as a result of human behaviour. Maybe we could do something about it, but it won’t be painless. It would involve those of us living the developed world giving up some of the conveniences we take for granted. If we don’t The post Global warming in education: Why Schleicher is wrong appeared first on David Didau: The Learning Spy....

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GCSE Grading Goes Ga-Ga.

Today Justine Greening wrote this letter in which she explains that she wanted to give everyone more certainty about the value of the new GCSE Grade 4.  Whereas previously – outrageously – Nicky Morgan had decreed that only Grades 5-9 would be regarded as ‘Good GCSEs’, Grade 4 will now be considered a Pass.  Hooray.  I’ve … Continue reading...

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