29 November 2020
WoW – justification (noun) CPD Focus – Reading and Vocabulary
- Reading widely
- Reading for pleasure
- Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
- Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold (visualisers, mini-whiteboards)
- Purposeful and structured communication with others
- Trainees and NQTs – starting to prepare for assessments.
- New staff and trainee CPD – virtual CPD this week on the theme of SEND. Materials to be disseminated this week.
- Use Oak National Academy (or other online lesson bank) for cover lessons.
Link to this term’s CPD focus – Reading and Understanding
As we all know, developing the independence of our students as readers has been a priority over the course of the last term. The Reciprocal Reading approach is one of our strategies and is part of our T&L Policy.
Granted, the ‘prediction’ element of this process may not always lend itself to certain subject areas; however, the remaining three processes absolutely do: question, clarify and summarise. These skills are clearly interlinked with Blooms’ Taxonomy in the lower order skills. For our students to move to the higher order skills, we need to set the foundations:
So this week, reflect on your use of Reciprocal Reading approaches. If you are not using them, establish the reasons why and discuss within your subject area (or with RLO). Attached to this TLD are some resources that may enable you to embed within your own classroom practice.
Teaching and Learning Policy (containing blended learning approach)
Tidying up files in Teams – thanks to LCH for this tip
‘Closing the Reading Gap’ – Alex Quigley
Teaching and Learning – Test Yourself!
The new staff and trainee induction session last week was introducing them to our Teaching and Learning Policy. If you would like a revision session to see if you understand the different elements, test yourself using this questionnaire.
National College of Teaching and Leadership
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)
Webinar: Scaffolding Strategies
Webinar: High Quality Feedback
Microsoft Educator Community
Posted by Rachel Long
Category: Teaching and Learning Digests