In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Emily Weston about the key role teachers can play in bridging the word gap at transition. Emily discusses her experience of moving from being a primary teacher to a transition role at a secondary school. She offers tips for improving transition from Year 6 to Year 7, for teachers and parents, and has some good advice for NQTs.
Emily is a KS2/3 Transition teacher, blogger and founder of #TeacherSelfCareSunday on Twitter.
In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Lindsay Bruce about the importance of language and vocabulary in the History classroom. Lindsay shares her passion for teaching studentsto communicate their opinions, both orally and on paper, a skill that will set them up for life.
Lindsay teaches History at a school in the West Midlands. She is an Assistant Head and is also an author for Oxford University Press.
In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Dawn Cox about strategies to teach subject vocabulary in the RE classroom, ensuring equality of provision, testing retrieval of key words, and the important role parents can play in supporting pupils.
Dawn is a Head of RE and SLE in Essex; she is also arespected blogger and author.
In this episode of our series Word Up with Helen Prince, Helen chats to Matt Pinkett about strategies to raise expectations and improve outcomes for boys, the importance of challenging gender stereotypes and what good vocabulary teaching looks like in the classroom.
Matt has had a number of teaching roles: Literacy Coordinator; Head of English; and Assistant Head Teacher of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He is also a best-selling author, passionate about books, gender studies, and reducing social inequality. In his spare time he likes to wear ugly trainers.