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February 14

Gail Brown

High Quality Materials!

  • 2020-02-14 08:00:24
  • Gail

Apologies for this late post for this week!

Like many of you, the start of this school year has been fast paced, and I have to admit to sometimes being overwhelmed by it all? Even though I'm not in the classroom, at the coalface of teaching...

February 02

Gail Brown

Welcome Back to Our 2020 School Year!

  • 2020-02-02 11:22:02
  • Gail

This is the start of a whole new year at school – 2020! I’ve left it until Week 2 to start this blog back up, knowing how busy you all are!

Hoping that you’ve had a wonderful break, and that your school year has started well, though VERY bus...

November 24

Gail Brown

Politing materials for making inferences, any interest?

  • 2019-11-24 22:35:32
  • Gail

I’m currently piloting some classroom materials, titled Thinking for Learning. These materials are about creative thinking in the context of reading, and also much more!

Thinking for Learning is taught with texts, and students are also expli...

November 14

Gail Brown

Retrieval Practice: Database of research findings

  • 2019-11-14 02:02:26
  • Gail

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email about a website all about “retrieval practice” and the research that supports the importance of this in every classroom, every day.

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  • November 04

    Gail Brown

    Oral language, talk - direct from ILA 2019

    • 2019-11-04 20:09:19
    • Gail

    One of the common themes from International Literacy Association Conference in New Orleans last month was a renewed focus on oral language. This is one that most teachers already know about, and yet sometimes forget in the “busy”ness of their scho...

    October 13

    Gail Brown

    Principal's Office, ILA Conference!

    • 2019-10-13 23:34:18
    • Gail

    Welcome back to Term 4, last term of the year!

    Hoping you've all had a wonderful holiday break...

    Believe it or not, this post's image is the door of a principal's office, and the principal of a school in America. This principal, Hamis...

    September 23

    Gail Brown