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Stephen Parker Apr 1
Reading Teachers - there's no reason to require beginners to memorize sight words. Doing so demoralizes many children and makes them think reading is a non-rational skill. It's an awful way to start reading instruction! And word-guessing, based on pictures, is equally awful.
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Neil Mackay Mar 31
Just saying: A Higher Education Policy Institute study found that in the 10 years after graduation, the EU/ overseas students who remain from a single year's cohort will pay an estimated £3.2bn in income tax, VAT, national insurance and other revenues to the exchequer.
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Neil Mackay Mar 22
Apologies for the rubbish typing!
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Neil Mackay Mar 22
Just back from presenting at bsquared's first virtual conference. There was a reall buzz aroind the place and it worked like clockwork. Well done Team bsquared and thank you.
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Neil Mackay Mar 22
Greatvto meet you Angharad and catching up with your presentstin
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Neil Mackay Mar 22
Proud to be part of this ground breakng event. Thanks for the welcome a d making it all work
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Neil Mackay Mar 21
A full house of dedicated and informed teachers - a privilege to open the conference. Well done the BDA forvorganising auch a well-attended conference.
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Neil Mackay Mar 21
24 hours to go. I will give it s mention at the BDA conference this morning.
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Neil Mackay Mar 21
24 hours to go. I will give it a push at the BDA conference this morning
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Neil Mackay Mar 18
Leopards and spots springs to mind. The next step after asking a student to guess seems to be blaming parents for not hearing reading enough at home when guessing doesn't work. Seems to be the standard cop out for lazy, poorly trained individuals and some professors.
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Neil Mackay Mar 18
Be there or be square!
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Neil Mackay Mar 16
Prompted by the ongoing reading wars in Australia where, against ALL evidence, some universities/principals persist with whole language/balanced literacy instead of synthetic phonics because of a bizarre belief that, somehow, phonics does not lead to higher order reading skills.
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Neil Mackay Mar 15
From David Kilpatrick 2018 on the importance of synthetic phonics for all. "Skilled readers sound out unfamiliar words via phonic decoding (80% accuracy rate). Poor readers are weak in phonics + have to rely on guessing from context to compensate (25% accuracy)."
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Neil Mackay Mar 15
Hope to see you there. I am modelling plenty of "things to try tomorrow" in my keynote.
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Philippa Vince at Toucan Education Mar 11
All booked for the conference on the 21st March looking forwards to seeing and speaking alongside the other fab experts. Oh and of course. Who else is going? are you?
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SEN Books Mar 11
Sign up noew for the Virtual SEND Conference.... Speakers include: and many more....
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Neil Mackay Mar 11
Absolutely! Irrelevant strategies put forward by people who really should know better
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Neil Mackay Mar 11
Should be amazing - not to be missed. Another great initiative from Philippa and Toucan
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Neil Mackay Mar 11
See you there Philippa. Are you over nighting at the hotel?
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B Squared Feb 1
Do you work with children with ? Take a look focused on the everyday challenges and currently face in both special settings and . 9am 22 March. Tickets cost just £15-£40 + VAT
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