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Linda Evans

Linda Evans was a teacher, SENCO, adviser and inspector, before joining the publishing world. She now works as a freelance writer, editor and part-time college tutor.

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Linda Evans

Ask and you shall receive: how to stretch pupils with questioning techniques

Linda Evans explains how developing questioning skills in teachers and pupils can extend learning. Many books have been written on about the role of questioning in teaching and learning, and its importance is clearly acknowledged in published good practice. In the day-to-day delivery of lessons,...
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Supporting SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties: classroom strategies for teachers and assistants

Tips for school staff to help children with SEN develop speech and language skills and overcome or minimise their difficulties. Speaking and listening affect all areas of learning, and children with under-developed skills are at a significant disadvantage. In 2008, the Bercow Report recommended...
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