Worried about how you’ll explain your child’s absence to your school on May 3rd?

Let Our Kids Be Kids

If you are worried about how you’ll explain your child’s absence to your school please read this…

https://letthekidsbekids.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/3rd-may-absence-letter-for-parents/

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‘Our schools will not be academies,’ says major local authority | News

North Beds NASUWT

It can be done.

Birmingham City Council has passed a motion stating that it does not want its schools to become academies

Source: ‘Our schools will not be academies,’ says major local authority | News

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Meet WALT, WILF, WALA & TIB

Teachling

A teacher’s take on the jargon of explicit teaching…

I know that parents have to decode a lot of jargon whilst their kids are at school. I’m often asked about some of the acronyms commonly seen and heard in my classroom. Perhaps they sound more like a quartet of elderly folks in a retirement home, however WALT, WILF, WALA and TIB are some the latest educational buzz words.

Explicit teaching focusses students toward the learning/understanding/skill, rather than the doing/task/activity. Below are some useful acronyms that are becoming more and more common in schools, for making learning explicit for children.

WALT = We Are Learning To…
Sometimes called a Learning Intention, a WALT  makes the learning, concept, understanding or skill clear to students. For example, “We are learning to use talking marks in our writing”. I find WALTs extremely useful in differentiating between the task or activity and the actual learning…

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