11 October 2020
WoW – empirical CPD Focus – Reading and Vocabulary
- Trainees – in timetabled lessons within subject areas this week. Observations arranged for next week.
- New staff induction and trainee CPD – arranged by PWA for Wednesday after school.
- Use Oak National Academy (or other online lesson bank) for cover lessons.
RLO’s T&L update (circulated in JHA’s bulletin) here.
Link to this term’s CPD focus – Reading for Understanding
As a school, one of our priorities is reading for understanding. This is a section of our Brilliant T&L Toolkit and is something that has been explored through CPD such as Top Tips and Pastries and Progress. It is also an area that has been added into our Teaching and Learning Policy. This week, think about the role of questioning as part of promoting reading for understanding.
Questioning techniques can help struggling readers to engage with a text. They start to read with purpose and hopefully your questions will help them to comprehend what they are reading. ‘Teachers who model how to ask questions while reading help children to learn how to build interest with the text and become stronger readers.’
‘Even children who are strong readers don’t know instinctively that good readers ask questions as they read. Teaching questioning techniques can make strong readers even more advanced. ‘
The questioning CPD session offered last week was based on the work of Tom Sherrington. Resources are saved in the CPD Library here but the following grid is a useful prompt to help you to structure your questioning.
The Remote Learning Policy remains unchanged from July. Please provide tweaks or amendments to RLO asap if needed.
The Mathematics Department are scheduled to share a top tip with us this week.
National College of Teaching and Leadership
There are so many useful webinars available here. Please take the time to look at an area in which you have an interest.
Useful CPD webinars (please email RLO if you need your password re-sending)
Microsoft Educator Community
Reading Strategies – Alex Quigley
Well worth a read!
Posted by Rachel Long
Category: Teaching and Learning Digests