We are delighted to confirm a series of Stephen Graham webinars for FVWL primary and English teachers on 28th May, 4th and 11th June (9.30 – 11am). Please sign up by email: CLjadam@glow.sch.uk
Reciprocal Reading Online Training for FVWL primary teachers & English teachers: 25th & 29th May (3-4 pm). Sign up by email: CLjadam@glow.sch.uk @ClacksEducation @wl_literacy @FalkirkLiteracy #stirlingloveslearning https://t.co/4jgwHcGN4O via @YouTube
— @FVWLricLiteracyAcademy (@fvwlriclit) May 14, 2020
Reciprocal reading is a structured approach to teaching strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that students can use to improve their reading comprehension. The strategy is based on robust research examining what effective teaching and learning in literacy looks like and practitioners will develop a deeper understanding of pedagogical approaches that engage learners and lead to improved outcomes.
Tom Sherrington is a former Headteacher whose book ” The Learning Rainforest: great teaching in real classrooms” explores how education can transform lives, even in the most challenging settings.
Listed here are resources that he has provided free for practitioners to use during school closures.
Please share via @fvwlric and @fvwlriclit how you will use what you have gained from this resource!
Mindfulness -keeping calm during difficulty (Pearson )
Feeling a certain amount of concern or worry is natural when we encounter difficult or unsettling times. This video gives an introduction to mindfulness and explains how it can help rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. It links to the accompanying audio file of the guided introductory practice (Breath and Body) which you can listen to here. See also our Mindfulness PDF (PDF | 166.93 KB), as well as support for exam and revision stress.
Feeling a certain amount of concern or worry is natural when we encounter difficult or unsettling times. This video gives an introduction to mindfulness and explains how it can help rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. It links to the accompanying audio file of the guided introductory practice (Breath and Body) which you can listen to here.
This website was created by Philip Ford, an English Teacher from Glasgow. A few years ago he started making YouTube videos for the kids in his classes, to help them revise and retain the knowledge that they needed to succeed in their SQA exams. When he discovered that his students were also being helped by lots of other teachers across Scotland who were doing the same thing, he thought that it would be a good idea to bring all these useful videos together on one website.
On this site you will find links to short videos that explain key concepts for the most popular National 5 and Higher qualifications. They have all been made by Secondary School teachers to help students to understand their chosen subjects, and ultimately get the best possible grades.
In this update read about work which has been undertaken alongside partners across the FVWL Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) highlighting one or two particular actions the Education Scotland team members have been engaged in and drawing upon their national roles and engagements.
The FVWL Education Scotland Team involves staff with a range of expertise, combining their national remits with support for the FVWL RIC.
The work stream plans for 2019-2020 for the Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative are available at the link below:
The Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) has set out its vision and
priorities. In this document each work stream provides a detailed overview of its aims, priorities and plans set out in short, medium and long term timescales for implementation.
The underpinning work streams are Improving Performance, and Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL), which support the work of the core priority work streams: Numeracy, Literacy and Early Learning and Child Care (ELC). New work streams have also been introduced this session: Health and Well-Being (H&WB), and Curriculum including STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The RIC works in close partnership with colleagues in Community Learning and Development (whose plan is included in this document) and the RIC Educational Psychology team who are supporting the CLPL plan. The
RIC Education Scotland team have worked collaboratively with the RIC Strategic Board and the Connect workstream leads to develop an offer of support that ties with local authority and national plans.