Use my PAWS structure to get more from your students’ reading

Having students sit and read is easy, and it’s great for so many reasons. It develops their reading skills, which in turn improves vocabulary, general knowledge, understanding of texts, concentration, emotional intelligence (the list goes on). But, how can you be sure they’re actually doing it? Not looking out of the window or day dreaming? …

Time for teaching, time for you

Teaching is full on - everyone knows that. From that first day back, late nights marking, parents’ evenings, to the caffeine fuelled last day of term. Sometimes we all feel overworked, and I suppose that’s normal. We’re very quick to teach our students about the techniques they need to succeed, but do we think about …