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Alex Quigley
Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation. Former English teacher. Author: ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap':
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Anne Williams 3h
Last call: if you would like some input into what looks like, please fill in the brief survey. would you mind a RT?
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Alex Quigley 6h
Just got hold of ‘Data Busting for Schools’
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Doug Lemov 6h
If you can get your Cold Call to look like Emily's it will serve you and your students all year.
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Oliver Lovell 9h
'Evidence supports the BSCS inquiry approach' to teaching science. Haven't read the research in detail. Look forward to looking into it deeper.
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Alex Quigley 6h
Great courses on ‘disciplinary literacy’ at secondary school & ‘Metacognition & self-regulation’ this term at . Well worth a look to support your school improvement & CPD planning this school year.
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Tom Bennett 21h
They went *fast*. Missed out? Why not try researchED Ipswich November 17th or Durham Nov 24th
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EEF 24h
How do educators use their social networks to locate information about school-based programmes? And how do they make decisions about which programmes to use? , & US-based MiSPI are investigating in North East England:
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Hugh Richards Sep 19
Giving a big glossary to students? Niche or unusual vocab, like this one about Medieval Cistercian monasteries? Get them using the words straight away with a pyramid challenge...
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Teachwire Sep 19
Is it best to teach vocabulary directly or help children access new words through meaty texts, asks .
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Simon Cox Sep 19
I’m a little bit addicted at the moment to using Google Etymology to find out the root of mathsy words 🤓
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
Sounds great!
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Claire Hewitt Sep 18
Brand new 'Word Study' sessions using morpheme frames to investigate the root 'sign'.
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EEF Sep 14
You can read 's new report, 'Improving School Accountability' here: . Members of its commission included the EEF's chief executive, Sir Kevan Collins
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
Great to hear! 😀
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
I love hearing about how ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ is received and the ideas and school approaches that are emerging. Very pleased to add to the knowledge base for busy teachers. 👍🏻
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
I’m sure there are lots of practitioners advocating systematic synthetic phonics that aren’t enacting it in a way that’d match most of cited evidence. I’ll be happy when teachers are making informed decisions about very complex instructional methods & engaging with evidence.
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
Yes - I *think* I’d read this already - or a variant on it. Good critiques of gaps in existing evidence of comparison - which is one of the chief reasons why we need more evidence. I’d also like more evidence on morphological instruction, vocabulary instruction etc.
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
I also don’t think sight words as described in the Castles article are a denial of systematic synthetic phonics at all.
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
Do you think that the evidence for synthetic over analytic phonics is categorical? I think there is more research needed to satisfy me that is the case. I think the ‘Reading Wars’ paper recently summed up the breadth of evidence really well.
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Alex Quigley Sep 19
Yes, mine too. I think my 'it would be good to get some comparisons where it does have impact' point was clumsily implying it doesn't, despite the many policies snapped in the two shared tweets.
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