The word ‘divide’ comes from Latin: dividere “to force apart, cleave, distribute,” Division as a concept is fiendishly difficult to teach. Most children can understand ‘sharing’ objects and move on to sharing on ‘plates’ but does this naturally lead to more formalised… Continue Reading “How to conquer divide?”
On the 31/1/19 there will be a discussion about dyslexia at the IoE involving some eminent people in the field: ‘Dyslexia diagnosis, scientific understandings and belief in a flat earth.’ This follows a statement last year from Warwickshire and Staffordshire County Council that a… Continue Reading “Where do we go from here? dyslexia”
Whilst there are many creative approaches to teaching, spelling has not benefited from this in the past. How has spelling been taught historically in your school? Typically, spelling is not taught at all but delivered as lists, sent home to ‘look, cover, write… Continue Reading “Analysing spellings: metacognition”
IEP stands for Individualised Education Plan. Does your school use IEP’s? Is there a whole school understanding of their purpose and a rigour around setting and achieving targets? How do teachers feel/think about them? That they are a paperwork exercise and take up too… Continue Reading “To IEP or not to IEP. Why is that in question?”
Using a strip to fold away the vowel in a contraction – I had to shorten this. Hope it makes sense!! #contractions #DyslexiaAwarenessWeek #21stCenturyDyslexia pic.twitter.com/qUjBvDikSM — 📚💭✍️ (@thinkpix_suze) October 5, 2018 Arrrrrrgh what’s a contraction??????? Question: how can I give a concrete meaning to… Continue Reading “Fantastic Contractions and how to find them!”
The first academic paper on dyslexia was published in 1896 in the British Medical Journal by William Pringle Morgan. Dyslexia was ‘discovered’ by psychologists, who, when presented with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, found that despite average or above IQ’s, they had… Continue Reading “Dyslexia: start a discussion”
Understanding that letters have a sound and a name is key for dyslexic people.
How can teachers be better supported in identifying dyslexia in the classroom? Read on for less obvious clues…