Promoting Practices to Reach Every Child


Dear Colleague

Our profession has known for quite a while now how to get every child reading, but most teachers have never been taught how to do this during their university degree or from the schools they work in. The answer to getting every child reading is focusing on all 6 areas of reading instruction: oral language, phonological & phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The answer is systematic, explicit teaching. This site is aimed at helping you understand what it looks like to teach in a way that reaches every child. If you are looking for touchy feely, feel good posts about how to lead children to create their own learning, this is not the place for you. If you are hoping to learn more about how to actively engage children in explicit learning experiences that result in strong growth and achievement, then you are absolutely in the right place!

On this site you will find information and methodology in the No-Nonsense Educator Blog, downloadable resources, video clips and webinars.

If you are a school leader, curriculum consultant, senior teacher or classroom teacher aspiring to leadership, there is a special place on this site just for you. The completely free Inspiring Change Membership is there to provide you with exclusive content to support you to lead, influence and support those around you to reach every child with evidence based practice. You can join this membership here.

To help you get started in understanding and implementing evidence based reading instruction, download my free guide 'How to Teach Reading in the First Year of School' below. I look forward to being a part of your teaching journey.

Take care,


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