16 books to keep pupils reading over the summer

Reading over the Summer

The summer holidays await, and with the distractions of warmer weather, trips abroad or the latest Xbox game it can be difficult to make sure pupils read for pleasure. So ahead of the break, the National Literacy Trust has highlighted 16 recommended titles for all ages to inspire children to pick up a book wherever they are – whether in bed, climbing a tree, or even on their trampoline.

There Is a Better Way to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities


About five decades ago, scientists believed that our brains were fixed — either at birth or by the time we were adolescents. This led to the schooling approach that now fills schools: identifying learning disabilities, providing accommodations and working to students’ strengths. Recently, though, the scientific world has found that this may be wrong — and that even students diagnosed with learning disabilities may develop the brain pathways they need, through careful teaching.

Why Special Education Is the Absolute Best Teaching Gig


I’ve been in the special education business for more than 15 years as a teacher and school leader, and if there’s one thing I’ve heard over and over it’s, “I don’t know how you do it.” My immediate reaction: I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do. And, with the wisdom from my years in K–8 education, I can confidently say that special education is the best gig out there. Here’s why…

3 Fast and Easy Math Tricks You Wish You Knew Before


Some people consider Mathematics as the hardest subject they can ever encounter all throughout their life as a student. There are even others who fail miserably with math and there are also who choose courses which does not require a lot of solving using numbers.