The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

How Students Can Inform Our Teaching

Episode Summary

We can optimise and improve our teaching significantly if we learn from our students, says literacy expert Sharon Callen.

Episode Notes

We need to learn how to use 'real time data' to inform our teaching. And so often that comes from our students.

So what can we find out from our students, and what is most important? What do we need to cover in the curriculum, and what are some effective resources we can use?

Here's just a few tips:

Tune in to hear many more insights.

This episode was recorded as part of a Literacy Leader Masterclass, which was a series of Zoom sessions over the year with a band of excited educators.  We were able to share our successes and challenges in the classroom, getting feedback on what we are doing. And there was always a new topic to learn about each time. Sessions were recorded, so participants never missed a thing. Stay tuned for future masterclasses or get in touch.


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"Working with Sharon and Cue has given my staff a new impetus and focus on improving our student's literacy and learning. The "it's not a program" approach has given teachers the skills, structures and confidence to teach reading and writing in a highly explicit way but still allow it be joyful, interesting and motivating. Cue have been fantastic in their flexibility to deliver their support through video, face-to-face sessions, classroom modelling and ongoing 1 to 1 Zoom sessions. Distance has not been an issue."
Andrew, Principal,  Western Australia


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The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy learning. 

Hear from literacy expert and founder of Cue Learning, Sharon Callen, and special guests.

At Cue Learning, our literacy specialists draw on over 30 years of teaching and international consulting experience to deliver world-class learning solutions. We equip, empower and support teachers to become their authentic selves. 

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