This post follows on from my last, where I implied that teaching is an extraordinarily specialised job and requires that teachers who teach literacy are very well trained. In this post, I am making the point that, where teachers are well-trained, they produce results that knock your socks off!Way back in December 2010, I published… Continue reading St Thomas Aquinas’s remarkable results
Casey-Lee hard at work! Caron Callaghan is a member of the teaching staff at St Thomas Aquinas CPS, where Sounds-Write first piloted the Sounds-Write training course. Over the years, many, many children have passed through Caron’s capable hands on their journey to the fully literate life of independent readers and writers. Being a woman who… Continue reading Sounds-Write in Zambia
At the weekend I was asked to have a look at a child with literacy difficulties. One of the problems she had was that she hadn’t been taught to say sounds precisely. Sounds-Write sets great store in emphasising to teachers the importance of saying sounds properly without adding an /uh / sound after every consonant.… Continue reading The children at St Thomas Aquinas sound all right!