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A special Q&A with Nancie Atwell
A special Q&A with Nancie Atwell

'The point of the school is to teach children and teachers at the same time.' The winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Nancie Atwell, tells us about the school she founded, student choice and sharing successful approaches with teachers.

Writing skills and employability – do young people see the link?
Writing skills and employability – do young people see the link?

New research from the National Literacy Trust UK shows that a large percentage of children and young people don't see a connection between good writing skills and employability.

Read and ride – mixing page turning with pedal power
Read and ride – mixing page turning with pedal power

Scott Ertle was riding an exercise bike while reading a magazine when it struck him that combining pedal power with page turning may help students enjoy reading.

Teaching and using decodable text
Teaching and using decodable text

Maureen Pollard – literacy consultant, educator and author of the Little Learners Love Literacy series – sits down with Teacher for a Q&A on decodable text.

Sharing the written word
Sharing the written word

Engaging in discussion about books was something this educator believed would be of benefit to her extension literacy students. So, she began an online shared reading space.

Top borrowed library books and series
Top borrowed library books and series

Looking to freshen up your library for the new term? Here’s a list of the top borrowed library books and series, as discovered by a recent survey.

Instilling a love of reading
Instilling a love of reading

Reading aloud for pleasure is more associated with primary than secondary. Yet for 36 years, this educator has read aloud for enjoyment to her Grade 7 to 12s.

Teacher's bookshelf: Autism Awareness Month
Teacher's bookshelf: Autism Awareness Month

In honour of Autism Awareness month, two educators take a look at a story about a boy who embarks on a journey to find a new brain.

Reading for fun

What do youngsters look for in books when they are reading for pleasure? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Recognising exceptional teachers and outstanding contributions
Recognising exceptional teachers and outstanding contributions

The founder of a non-profit school to share effective practice in teaching reading and writing has won the inaugural million dollar Global Teacher Prize.