Tim Shanahan

10 things to know about teaching and learning

There is lots to know about the brilliantly complex act of teaching and learning. Here is my list of 10 things to know in the plainest terms possible: 1. Pupils knowing stuff helps them to learn more stuff (background knowledge). 2. It is effective and efficient to explicitly teach pupils the stuff (explicit instruction). 3. …

10 things to know about teaching and learning Read More »

Literacy is dead…long live ‘disciplinary literacy’!

‘‘We know too much to say we know too little, and we know too little to say that we know enough. Indeed, language is difficult to put into words.’’  Baumann, J. F. & Kameenui, E. J. (1991). ‘Research on vocabulary instruction: Ode to Voltaire’ We know a huge amount about literacy. For decades, teachers have …

Literacy is dead…long live ‘disciplinary literacy’! Read More »

Scroll to Top