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Create a reading culture in your school

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Creating a reading culture in your school   By Lauren Shapiro   Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students are experiencing accelerated

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The magic of Whole School reading

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The magic of Whole School reading   How to turn your school into a “reading school” – Drop Everything and Read!  For fifteen minutes a day, everyone in school – from pupils, to the headteacher, to the school caretaker – drops everything and reads! Photograph: www.alamy.com Louise Kanolik & Ela Turker     Whole School

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The important lesson of giving teachers respect

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World Teachers’ Day: the important lesson of giving teachers respect     On this day of all days, Sunny Varkey argues that teachers must be encouraged, respected and receive proper investment across the world, to ensure that every child benefits from a decent education   It’s World Teachers’ Day today – and we have never

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips    Here are some of the best ideas, initiatives and projects that teachers use to help students develop a love of reading. Photograph: Alamy.While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when

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Essentials of teachers training

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Essentials of teachers training       “Those who educate children are more to be honoured than those who produce them” — Aristotle  Shagufta Gul   Teaching is a sacred job.With three parallel systems of education, Pakistan is really unfortunate to have a meagre budget for education, besides there are only nominal incentives for the

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Ten books every teacher should read

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Ten books every teacher should read         In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few Carl Hendrick Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be

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