Consolidate your Reading Program
A Common Language Across the School
This is a huge bonus....consistency, consistency, consistency.
Principals, teachers, students, parents and caregivers all benefit from a simple, transparent approach to reading instruction. There are no surprises. What happens in reading is replicated across the school.
A 'Best Practice' Way of Teaching
SharpReading takes care of 'What do I teach' and 'How do I teach it.'
Our structured teaching routines mean that your beginning teachers through to your most experienced can quickly function at a high level of competence. Teacher aides can also undertaking teaching roles that would normally be beyond their capability
SharpReading routines generate noticeable changes in student focus, as much as 40% more engagement!
80% of SharpReading Schools report significant improvement in reading ability and achievement.
MAKE HAPPY TEACHERS
50% reduction in planning and assessment workloads means lots of confident, smiling teachers.
Spreydon School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Janine Greer and Andrea Barr, accredited SharpReading Trainers, talk about the impact that SharpReading has had on their school. Click here for a recent case study published in "School News".
"The children are so routined...they are thinking about what they are reading...they want to learn to read. Each year we are seeing an increase in the number of students who are achieving at or above the National Standards in reading."
Nambour Christian College, QLD, Australia
Kylie Baker, Primary Teaching and Learning Coordinator, talks about introducing SharpReading at NCC.
"Love the simplicity of the routines ... Teachers are very clear about what they need to do ... our data shows good growth and just listening to the students shows me they are thinking more deeply [about what they are reading]."
"The biggest plus was having the experts coming in to do the coaching in the school."
What does SharpReading School-Wide look like?
STEP 4: Train the Trainer (the 2nd year and beyond)
Develop in-school expertise to become independent.
The second year of implementation revolves around identifying SharpReading 'Champions' within the school who can be trained to become in-school trainers. They develop skills for working alongside their peers as coaches and set up a school wide plan.
This enables the school to maintain the momentum and the integrity of the programme over time.
- Which is why our initial workshops are full of practical opportunities so that teachers walk away with "I can do this".
- Which is why we believe the most important part of the training we offer is the time we spend one-on-one with teachers in their classrooms sharing the challenges that they face with their students and problem solving solutions.
- Which is why we will commit ourselves to a two year development program at your school and make sure that by the end of that time, the in-school coaches we train have all the skills they need to take on the difficult task of coaching their peers.
- Which is why we offer 24/7 email support to help you navigate any queries or difficulties that may arise.