In schools, storytelling can be a rich experience for children, sometimes happening before they shape texts in writing, sometimes when telling stories for their own sake. It is what writing is built upon and skilled teachers know about its importance when using storytelling as part of the language curriculum to build children’s literary skills.
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England is ranked the worst country in Europe for the level of acquisition of foreign languages amongst teenagers. And yet for decades, English schools have tried to improve this situation, perhaps most notably through experimenting with teaching modern foreign languages in primary schools (PMFL). Clearly, something has gone wrong…
Are children with EAL accommodated in the classroom? Is school policy sufficient? Is this our problem?…As teachers we have a duty to provide an education for all of the pupils in our classroom, helping them to overcome any barrier to learning they may face.
…programmes such as Mastermind offer a vision of a traditional education which is dominated by a rapid recall of facts and getting the answer right; we aren’t required to think, simply to know. It might look impressive, but it could be seen as a shallow approach to learning…With the plethora of research which has focused […]