Humans Not Robots

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Location: North West England
In My Own Words:
I'm a teacher based in the Greater Manchester and East Chesire areas in the UK. I orginally trained as a History teacher, with my second subject being English. I have since specialised further in Dyslexia, Foundational Literacy and Specific Learning Difficulties.

Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism (ASD), Attachment Theory, Dyspraxia, Speech & Language Difficulties (SLCN), Self-Esteem / Emotional Well-Being


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Kes [DVD] [1969] <b>DVD</b> ~ David Bradley
Kes [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ David Bradley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's hard to say anything that hasn't been said before in the reviews about this film / story in terms of general viewing. So instead I will write a few sentences or more about its value as a teaching & learning tool in the secondary school. I generally use this film, with accompanying extracts from the Kes: Play and A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics), with Y9 students (usually towards the end of the year) who are disengaged from learning - particularly English literature.

Without fail, the initial showing of the film (the opening credits with their… Read more
Skellig: TV Tie-In by David Almond
Skellig: TV Tie-In by David Almond
I started reading Skellig with students back in 2004. At that time I was employed to teach boys aged 11 to 14 who had been excluded from schools - I used it frequently with students in Y8 and Y9. At that time there was no television version yet students who were totally turned off by English studies, and more specifically reading, became engrossed in it. For many, it would have been the first novel they read page to page.

Since then we've had the turning of the book into a film (broadcast originally on Sky One, I believe) and this adds a great motivational tool because it stays pretty much true to the book - thereby enabling teachers to read the book with the students with the… Read more
Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs: &hellip by Jean Gross
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book has informed much of my work as a SEN Coordinator / Head of Learning Support. It provides simple ways to plan interventions, write individual education plans etc. plus it has a range of strategy banks covering Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Speech and Language Difficulties and so on.

The role of SENCo can become drowned in paperwork, with the postholder finding themselves reduced to little more than a beaurocrat / administrator - this book helps free you from this burden and allows you to get on with the real work of working with students and colleagues to make schools more inclusive and supportive in practice.

If you're a teacher taking on responsibility in the… Read more

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