School leaders and leadership teams have a vital role in shaping the culture of a school and ensuring that effective policies, procedures and strategies are in place for responding to bullying and unacceptable behaviour. To define curriculum in terms of a document which includes details about goals or objectives, content, teaching techniques, evaluation and … He believes that these needs can be met through a quality curriculum and related activities and that misbehavior results from feeling “out-of … David’s ambitious mission in this book is to explore what might be a body of knowledge for English, a subject that ironically has too often lacked a convincing narrative for its own existence. • 6. ‘David Didau’s ‘Making Meaning in English’ marks a significant, and timely, change in books related to the teaching of English. It's a book about making meaning in English and, as David says, it's about reimagining English as a subject concerned primarily with significance. (redux) – Good Enough Homeschool - June 20, 2019, Pingback: Learning to teach – elements of learning - July 6, 2019, Pingback: A transformative year – elements of learning - July 17, 2019, Pingback: Curriculum Thinking. For both formats the functionality available will depend on how you access the ebook (via Bookshelf Online in your browser or via the Bookshelf app on your PC or mobile device). It’s a Godsend for any new or non-specialist teachers too. ‘Making Meaning in English’ will challenge you, surprise you, niggle at you, and make you think really hard. And, it will be the book I go back to when I start a new topic in English. All of this can be highly qualitative – simply focusing on changes of direction and the simple awe and wonder thing that motors work at all in our universe. I have found recent discussions and debates about the concept of a ‘knowledge-rich curriculum’  – or knowledge-led; knowledge-based – fascinating. | Kesgrave High School, How not to implement your brilliant updated curriculum | Mixed Results, Knowledge has an image problem in Australian education, Global profession. The role of English is to change the way we understand the world around us as well as to unconsciously reinforce the power of Wittgenstein’s assertion that, ‘The limits of my language are the limits of my world’. (redux) – Good Enough Homeschool, A transformative year – elements of learning, Curriculum Thinking. These are the key facts; this what everyone must know; this is what you must all remember. Great blog. This would be part of a long-term plan that ensured students returned to Roman history beyond Year 4; there would be an expectation that their knowledge would be built on, not left behind. 7. What is a knowledge-rich curriculum? Crammed full of extracts and examples, Didau highlights the beauty and the subtlety of the English language in all its forms. Dead, white men and more. | teacherhead, What is a knowledge-rich curriculum? This is my favourite bit of teaching physics – one of them at least. It is urgent and important; I've never read anything like it. Refreshingly Didau doesn’t polarise aspects in English to knowledge and creativity or traditional and progressive thinking; instead, he explores the key components of English and rationalises what should be taught and why. System requirements for Bookshelf for PC, Mac, IOS and Android etc. It’s about the beauty of English as an academic discipline whilst also offering a practical guide for teachers of the subject. This embedded quizzing teachers lower attaining students to build confidence, gaining important study skills and has paid dividends. To explain the role of the teacher as curriculum developer.3.To communicates the best practices in the context of curriculum development. Read together, I think we’ve nailed it! The knowledge content is specified in detail: Units of work are supported by statements that detail the knowledge to be learned – something that can be written down. Im so happy to read this. | teacherhead, The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (2) – Occam's Hairdryer, Planning an interweaved Key Stage 3 curriculum – RE with Mrs McGee, Equation-centric physics teaching – why I’m leaving it behind. I need them to know the terms, that magnetic flux density more or less means ‘strength’, has a symbol B and units Teslas. Blog. “Usualise diversity”. - June 11, 2018, Pingback: Why the right don’t need to dominate the discussion on curriculum. We spell it all out. He boldly places a stake through the heart of ‘teaching to the exam’ and reassuringly covers Years 7 through to 11 with garlic. The curriculum process is to educate learners, develop skills and knowledge so they will be able to contribute within society. Dear Tom, But it's not a guide on how to teach English. The aim is that all students get all the questions right. The In Action series. This insightful text offers a practical way for teachers to construct a curriculum in which the mastery of English can be planned taught and assessed. Exploring Barak Rosenshine’s seminal Principles of Instruction: Why it is THE must-read for all teachers. Principle and Practice. Is this new? Rather than focus on how to teach English, Didau looks at what to teach and when to teach it. We want children to have more than a general sense of things through vaguely remembered  knowledge encounters; in addition to a range of experiences from which important tacit knowledge is gained, we want them to amass a specific body of declarative and procedural knowledge that is planned. Like Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', Didau is our moral compass in a confusing world where familiar and beloved things have been transformed out of shape and we can, easily, be seduced and bewitched by a powerful, domineering forces like exams. Routledge & CRC Press eBooks are available through VitalSource. You could watch it and have a wonderful engaging discussion during a lesson. They might remember their trip to the ruins or the museum, the video of the gladiators and something about togas and what the soldiers looked like. I’ve felt a little bit like a rebellious outcast for a while now because I believed in exactly the principles detailed here. | teacherhead - July 13, 2018, Pingback: 10 essential discussions to have in any teacher team. You will already, but at the end you'll have fresh understanding of why you do.’, Jude Hunton, Principal, Skegness Grammar School. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Think. Alongside watching the video and having the discussion, we make the note-making absolutely explicit. | Kesgrave High School, Thinking About Curriculum | Class Teaching, Why Classical Education? The concepts. Their theory is that, if students can’t get the simple factual recall questions right, they have no chance of then getting the ‘application to new contexts’ questions right. | Kesgrave High School - July 18, 2018, Pingback: How not to implement your brilliant updated curriculum | Mixed Results - August 2, 2018, Pingback: Blog of the Week – DGGSCPD - August 24, 2018, Pingback: Blog of the Week – DGGS CPD - August 28, 2018, Pingback: Knowledge has an image problem in Australian education - September 28, 2018, Pingback: Global profession. David Didau is an English teacher, education consultant and author. The knowledge. ‘Making Meaning in English’ is paradigm shift in the teaching of English.’, ‘Knowing things, in Saul Bellow’s phrase, allows us to open the universe a little more. Where the content of the eBook requires a specific layout, or contains maths or other special characters, the eBook will be available in PDF (PBK) format, which cannot be reflowed. Greetings Renate, Pingback: Blog of the week – Farnham Heath End School Teaching & Learning Hub - June 8, 2018, Pingback: A Rich Curriculum – Love Learning….