The Teaching Realm: An interview with Anna Davies #13

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Reading for Pleasure means the enjoyment of being involved in another story, that takes you on an adventure you wouldn’t normally get to go on, from the comfort of your own home….magic!” Name: Anna Davies Twitter handle: @thebloomprojec3 Link to blog/website: https://bloomproject.co.uk/ What is your current…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Jon Biddle #12

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Jon is the winner of the 2018 Egmont Reading for Pleasure Experienced Teacher award, coordinator of the national Patron of Reading initiative and an Empathy Lab advisor. Name: Jon Biddle Twitter handle: @jonnybid Link to blog/website: http://childrenreadingforpleasure.blogspot.com What is your current position?  Senior teacher and English lead at Moorlands Primary Academy in…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with the DynamicDeps #11

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Reading for pleasure takes you away from your current world and into another. It means getting at you deeply and tugging at your core…” Name: DynamicDeps – Russell and Steve (Make An Impact Education – Facebook) Twitter handle: @dynamicdeps Link to blog/website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/240493086618541/ What is your…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Dean Boddington #10

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I read The Demon Headmaster, The Queen’s Nose, Aquila and The Borrowers to my first classes; they always went down a treat. Now I’m an avid reader, I think my passion for books is contagious for those in my class. They know I love books and…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Paul Watson #9

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Until recently, I always thought of myself as a reluctant reader when I was a child, and a non-writer.  In hindsight, I wasn’t at all. I loved reading comics and this was how I accessed reading for years.” Name: Paul Watson Twitter handle: @PaulWat5 Link to…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Sarah Farrell #8

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “When I get a chance, I’ll spend a whole day reading. I used to take a book with me to school or university every day and read on the walk home!” Name: Sarah Farrell Twitter handle: @SarahFarrellKS2 Link to blog/website: https://mrsfclassroom.wordpress.com/ What is your current position?…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Vocabulary Ninja #7

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Today we welcome the ever elusive,  constantly sneaky, lover of words Vocabulary Ninja into The Reading Realm, to discuss his favourite books, his earliest memories of reading and the role of EduTwitter in his career so far… Name: Vocabulary Ninja Twitter handle: (@VocabularyNinja) Link to blog/website:…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Kate Riffler #6

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I was always a complete book-worm as a child.  My earliest memory of reading is probably sneaking out new books from my parent’s cupboards – they used to try to hide some so I wouldn’t read them all at once!” Name: Kate Riffler Twitter handle: @onlinegoverness…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Lauren Brown #5

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Lauren is a Year 6 teacher and SENCo. Here she talks about the impact an Open University ‘Reading for Pleasure’ conference has had on her school, her earliest memories of reading, Shaun Tan and reading in the Maldives… Name: Lauren Brown What is your current position?…

The Teaching Realm: An Interview with Elizabeth Hutchinson #3

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Elizabeth is the head of the Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey. Here she talks about her role work with schools and the exciting launch of the Channel Island Children’s Book Award.  The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Name: Elizabeth Hutchinson Twitter handle: @elizabethutch…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Ed Finch #2

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Nothing, but nothing, beats gathering a group of children together and telling a story. Not from a book but from the heart – person to person. I’ve been lucky enough to tell stories to children and adults in classrooms, round fires, by torchlight, and under the…