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Your Semester 2 Success Plan
Hi there. Welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast. It's Jocelyn here bringing you this episode from Tasmania, the home of the Palawa people. If you are a teacher in Australia or New Zealand, it's the start of Semester 2, 2023, and it's time to have a think about what you are hoping to accomplish over the rest of the year. If you're listening from the Northern Hemisphere, you are heading towards a new school year, this post will be just as help…
Applying the 80/20 Rule in the Reading Classroom
We teachers often lament the lack of time and the overcrowded curriculum. Now I’ll grant you that I think we could leave out a whole chunk of ‘stuff’ and our kids would be just fine, but when it comes to reading instruction what would it mean to us if we could view our time through a lens of ‘only do what is the most important?’.
The 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto Principle, states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort. While these numbers aren’t an exact science they do lea…