BLOGAGGEDON

NB: This is a work in progress.

This page will display links to blogposts written by those working in education about their opinions, findings and experiences. Often, we spend hours writing these blogposts for them to be lost in a dastardly Twitterfeed algorithm, so this is a page where hopefully you can find a blog on the topic you want to know more about. Blogs will all be posted under the topic they discuss. If you have any blogs to add, please contact me on Twitter and I will try to update the list regularly. To make things easier, subtopics have been grouped with the topic they fall under – e.g. marking blogs have all been put under the feedback heading. I will look to tidy up formatting and areas covered in the future.

 

Guided Reading:

https://www.literacyshedblog.com/blog/guided-reading-just-how-i-do-it

http://www.thinkingchild.org.uk/guided-reading-does-it-still-have-a-place-in-your-classroom/

http://emporiumofenglish.blogspot.com/2017/06/revolution-in-guided-reading.html?m=1

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2015/03/why-i-dont-teach-guided-reading-i-cant.html

 

Whole Class Reading:

https://educatingheartsblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/whole-class-reading-finding-meaning-together/

http://www.mrspteach.com/2017/06/whole-class-reading-new-method.html?m=1

http://www.mrspteach.com/2017/10/whole-class-reading-video-twinklteach.html

Whole-class reading: a planning tool

Whole-class reading: an example lesson and a menu of approaches

Whole-class reading: another example lesson

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/whole-class-reading-reflecting-and-rejigging/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/how-i-teach-whole-class-reading/

https://bit.ly/2Fi0X2F

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2015/10/our-move-to-whole-class-reading.html

 

Engagement with Reading:

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/engagement-with-reading-ideas-to-implement/

https://blueskyteacher.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/6-ways-to-kick-start-reluctant-readers/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/do-reading-competitions-and-challenges-kill-a-love-of-reading/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/turning-your-reluctant-readers-into-bookworms/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/the-book-world-cup-handing-the-power-to-the-children/

 

Reading for Pleasure:

Reading for pleasure: a different kind of rigour.

https://smithsmm.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/the-thing-about-books-lets-talk-about-books/
Comprehension:

Questions to ask pupils when reading, based on Michael Rosen’s ‘matrix’ of comments

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/carts-comprehension-activities-related-to-texts/

http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2017/10/how-to-write-good-comprehension.html?m=1

http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2017/12/scaffolding-structures-for-reading.html?m=1

http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2016/12/reading-roles-cognitive-domains-made.html?m=1

http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2016/10/scaffolding-inference-trialling.html?m=1

http://www.thatboycanteach.co.uk/2018/01/questions-teaching-inference-comprehension.html?m=1

https://bit.ly/2YbO4i6

Infernal Inference

How to deepen understanding of reading by teaching children how to enjoy it better.

Milling around in bewilderment: that reading comprehension.

https://mrsfclassroom.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/the-structure-of-a-reading-comprehension-lesson-in-four-easy-parts/

https://mrsfclassroom.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/stretch-and-challenge-in-reading-comprehension/

View at Medium.com

View at Medium.com

View at Medium.com

Book lists and recommendations:

http://www.mrspteach.com/2015/11/list-of-primary-age-appropriate-books.html

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/the-new-and-slightly-improved-100-books-to-read-in-5-6/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/can-you-recommend-me-a-book-for-a-boy-heavy-class/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/favechildrenslit/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/what-book-should-we-read-with-our-topic/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/100-book-lists-for-primary-classroom/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/what-books-from-2017-does-my-uks2-class-library-already-need/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/the-beauty-of-using-books-together/

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/the-top-ten-2016-books-you-need-in-your-uks2-library/

https://jonnywalkerteaching.wordpress.com/2018/07/15/parks-summer-reads-2018/

 

 

Differentiation:

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/dr-differentiation-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-challenge/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/the-myth-of-differentiation/

 

Writing:

https://littlemissdht.wordpress.com/2018/07/15/the-writing-rope-managing-cognitive-load-metacognition-and-developing-effective-writers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://literacyforpleasure.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/teaching-writing-research-summaries-with-easy-access/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://blueskyteacher.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/no-tick-boxes-reflections-from-the-front-line/

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/how-i-achieved-100-in-writing/

https://jonnywalkerteaching.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/children-making-writing-that-matters-to-them/

http://ianaddison.net/planning-a-writing-task/

https://jamesdurran.blog/2019/01/24/re-thinking-success-criteria-a-simple-device-to-support-pupils-writing/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/editing-stations-to-deepen-and-improve-peer-and-self-editing/

 

Feedback:

https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/blog/marky-mcmarkface-lets-talk-about-feedback

https://mrshumanities.com/2019/03/09/resource-the-power-of-feedback-download/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

http://primarypercival.weebly.com/blog/no-written-marking-job-done

http://www.mrspteach.com/2017/10/checking-and-marking-working-in-unison.html

http://www.mrspteach.com/2016/12/feedback-principles-and-strategies-to.html

http://www.mrspteach.com/2015/03/how-do-i-make-marking-speedy-and.html

http://www.mrspteach.com/2015/01/using-highlighters-in-primary.html

http://www.mrspteach.com/2014/12/making-marking-speedy.html

http://www.mrspteach.com/2014/08/making-marking-meaningful.html

#FiveWays of Giving Effective Feedback as Actions

 

SATs Analysis:

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/ks2-maths-sats-language-analysis/

https://missiebee1.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2016-2018-ks2-sats-papers-analysis/

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/ks2-sats-papers-2018-guide-year-6-maths-teachers/

 

Reducing/managing workload:

https://mrmorgsthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/the-journey-begins/

https://blueskyteacher.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/six-by-six-managing-teacher-workload-by-prioritising/

https://bit.ly/2UHhDG6

https://teachinnovatereflectblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/polishing-the-dirt-symbol-marking/

 

NQT Advice:

https://blueskyteacher.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/tips-for-new-teachers-from-a-nearly-new-teacher/

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2014/05/mr-gove-may-have-point.html

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2014/05/please-just-give-me-job-part-1-choosing.html

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2014/06/just-give-me-job-part-2-application-form.html

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2015/02/please-just-give-me-job-part-3-interview.html?m=1

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2015/04/i-got-job-now-what.html

http://www.newandquietlyterrified.co.uk/2015/08/5-ways-to-ease-day-nerves.html

 

Teaching for recall, retrieval and long-term memory:

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/recall-what-is-it-good-for-absolutely-loads-of-things/

Memory not memories – teaching for long term learning

 

Knowledge organisers:

The highs and lows of knowledge organisers: an end of year report

https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/remember-remember-the-hang-on-when-was-world-war-two-sir/

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/im-bringing-knowledge-back/

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/using-knowledge-organisers-in-primary/

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/beyond-knowledge-organisers-building-the-best-curriculum-in-the-world/

 

Data:

Eat your data raw!

https://bit.ly/2TM3o6j

Going data naked

 

Curriculum:

What’s all the fuss about a knowledge-rich curriculum? part one

In praise of a prosaic curriculum

The 3D curriculum that promotes remembering

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/curriculum-a-team-effort/

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/the-three-best-arguments-against-a-knowledge-rich-curriculum-and-why-i-think-theyre-wrong/

http://primarypercival.weebly.com/blog/confessions-of-a-curriculum-leader

https://jonnywalkerteaching.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/how-schools-can-invite-heritage-into-their-curriculum/

https://jonnywalkerteaching.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/curriculum-and-the-primary-humanities-beyond-ofsted/

 

Cognitive Load:

Cognitive load: a case study

https://pedfed.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/cognitive-load-theory-for-primary-school-teachers/

 

Use of visuals in teaching:

https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/six-ways-visuals-help-learning

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