The Teacher Squad Podcast - Spring Term 2024 Episode 9

Spring Term 2024 Episode 9 - Please no death by PowerPoint, Effective Modelling of Writing and Ending the Reading Wars.

Join Heather Wright & Jane Considine for thoughts and suggestions on getting a pen in your hand and modelling the writer’s brain, a chat about fluency, morphology and comprehension with guest Prof. Kathy Rustle and beats on the rewind (have we heard this one before?!) from a picture book.

This week, Jane is grateful for school leaders who give time to digest CPD, while Heather is grateful for the launch of #RR_ReviewersBookClub 📚

In Sentence of the Week, Jane talks about the importance of independence in writing, modelling to pupils live writing, pen in hand, so they can see the choices a writer makes in real time.

Our guest this week is Prof. Kathy Rastle, chatting with Jane and Heather about research in reading instruction, the ten year journey of learning to read and a spotlight on morphology.

In this week’s Wonder of Words, Jane shares a poem for those frazzled teachers who get called mum or dad in class, while Heather shares a dancing cat picture book that she may or may not have shared before (ooops!)

Heartbursts from Jane and Big Love from Heather xxx 💕💕💕

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