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by Geoff Vaughan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Alison Clarke of 'Spelfabet' compiles an amazing list of phonics apps
Replies: 1
Views: 1747

Re: Alison Clarke of 'Spelfabet' compiles an amazing list of phonics apps

An incredible list. Brilliant resource for everyone concerned.
by Geoff Vaughan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England
Replies: 37
Views: 30448

Re: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England

I find this to be a common statistical trend when new programmes are put in place. The stalling is extremely frustrating for all concerned as I am always convinced that the teachers on the ground do not want stalling to take place and are always aiming fro as many pupils to succeed as possible. Ther...
by Geoff Vaughan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: 'Dear Parents: Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction' by Professor Pamela Snow
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Re: 'Dear Parents: Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction' by Pamela Snow

This is such a wonderful blogpost to help parents. Thank you Professor Pamela. I have been thinking a lot recently about how best to get the information about how best to read to parents and advice like this from such a world expert is just the sort of detail all parents world-wide need. Is there a ...
by Geoff Vaughan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcomes
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

Re: Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcom

I really liked and agree with your wish that: ' hopefully other countries will follow this example of valuing the teaching of foundational literacy - well - for every child regardless of background .' It is also my sincere hope and is the focus for a lot of the initial work I am trying to do to broa...
by Geoff Vaughan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: This is the heart of the matter: 'Teachers won't embrace research until it embraces me'
Replies: 2
Views: 3160

Re: This is the heart of the matter: 'Teachers won't embrace research until it embraces me'

I agree with you Debbie and, in my experience as a teacher and teacher leader for 25 years, nearly all teachers had no time at all to be able to engage with any level of current reading research and, if they did, what was researchable was indeed very confusing. I have now moved into the Higher Ed wo...
by Geoff Vaughan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England
Replies: 37
Views: 30448

Re: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England

Thank you Debbie, the links are particularly useful to keep the current situation in a historical context. I do wonder how the English Hubs are working out in practice. Are there criteria that they (and those who are part of them) are being judged by? Are you seeing a coalescence around improved SSP...
by Geoff Vaughan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Education Blogs & Websites of Interest
Topic: Australia - but relevant worldwide: 'Five from Five' site packed with good information for reading instruction
Replies: 1
Views: 7997

Re: Australia - but relevant worldwide: 'Five from Five' site packed with good information for reading instruction

The information provided by Five from Five is an absolute delight. There is so much research evidenced material, guidance and professional support and development here for teachers and teacher leaders the world over to use and work from. Brilliant.
by Geoff Vaughan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: The advantages of handwriting: research summaries provided by Dr Kerry Hempenstall
Replies: 3
Views: 4887

Re: The advantages of handwriting: research summaries provided by Dr Kerry Hempenstall

This is an absolute fantastic collection of current research around the importance of handwriting. Thank you so much! It certainly helps my further academic work around this but should also be of real interest to practitioners. Personally I believe that the pencil is key to good handwriting and youn...
by Geoff Vaughan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trauma and Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Re: Trauma and Reading

An absolutely fascinating article and so true. In my experience and, possibly in need of really proper research here, there are a significant amount of learners who are suffering from some form of reading trauma. Many learners have developed so many strategies to hide their actually very poor abilit...
by Geoff Vaughan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Synthetic Phonics Success Stories and Projects Around the World
Topic: Eng: Minister Nick Gibb routinely sends congratulatory letters to schools achieving very highly in the Y1 phonics check
Replies: 1
Views: 6118

Re: Eng: Minister Nick Gibb routinely sends congratulatory letters to schools achieving very highly in the Y1 phonics ch

I think this is so important to have a systematic phonics champion as the schools minister. Nick Gibb has been consistent in his determination to have proper decoding taught properly in Primary schools in England and it is this determination of his that is slowly but surely showing the improvements ...

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