Having been asked many questions by this year's crop of trainee teachers from the Essex Primary SCITT, I decided to make a podcast of me answering some of the questions based on my knowledge and experience of 40 years in primary schools.
I could have made 15 podcasts with the number of questions they asked, but I have selected 5 questions for this podcast and will repeat the Q and A approach in future to answer more of the questions.
So in this podcast I discuss ...
Why do some schools still set children by ‘ability’ when all the research shows it does not work?
Dual Coding - Why is this so important to children's learning? What style of dual coding is effective for them and you?
How can you ensure your TA has the most impact within the classroom?
How does building relationships with each child impact on their self-belief, motivation and learning successes?
How do you instil a high expectations culture in the classroom?
Huge thanks to all those who asked questions - Helen, Zoe, Lianne, Callum, Jo, Andrew, Faye, Megan, Lara, Lucy, Rowan, Natasha C, Gemma, Jessica, Keri, Rhiannon, Alicia, Natasha R, Marna, Beth.