Katie Obrien

Teachers

A Summer full of reading!

The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity for children to develop their interest and enthusiasm for reading. However, time away from the classroom can also cause children’s reading skills to slide before their return to school.
But how do you keep children on track with their reading amidst all the distractions the holidays may bring?

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Reading – a 26 mile marathon!

Becoming a strong reader requires time and patience! In order to fully develop their skills children need to read over 26 miles of text. This corresponds to about 5,000 hours of reading time or 834 days in the classroom, which cannot be accomplished in school alone. To become a strong reader children need to engage with reading outside of school and explore a variety of different material…

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Don’t forget about the teachers!

Mental Health Awareness Week has brought increasing focus on the alarming rise in numbers of students seeking help from various different services, however, what about the teachers?

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Reading the way to better wellbeing!

Being able to read not only enables children to access the curriculum, engage with their learning and achieve in an academic sense but also unlocks many hidden benefits, especially when it comes to wellbeing in the classroom.

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AI and Tomato Sauce!

A bit like spaghetti and tomato sauce we cannot have artificial intelligence without algorithms! But, even though we might hear these phrases often you are definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering exactly what people mean when they refer to them. So what are algorithms and how on earth can they be trained to determine reading attainment?

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(A)I spy with my little eye!

We all know that the early identification of reading difficulties can transform a child’s whole experience of education. However, the complexity of reading is often underestimated and specific difficulties are not always easy to spot…

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AI – The Perfect Teacher’s Assistant!

Even though artificial intelligence might seem like a concept of science fiction, we actually interact with this futuristic technology every day. Most of the time we might not even realise…