What follows is an excerpt from an article I wrote quite some time ago. It was published in an English journal that no longer operates, so I have taken the liberty to share this excerpt via this blog. Mackenzie, N.M (2009).Becoming a writer: Language use and ‘scaffolding’ writing in the first six months of formalContinue reading “Language use and scaffolding writing”
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Parents are good at intentional teaching
This short post builds on the previous one focused on Intentional Teaching. When parents teach children to do something – they expect that the child will quickly start to build increasing control of the new process. Think about the parent teaching a child to do up their buttons. They do not start the teaching processContinue reading “Parents are good at intentional teaching”
Intentional teaching: what is it?
Hi everyone, I trust you are all keeping well and avoiding first-hand experience with COVID 19. This post has been bubbling around in my head for a while. It has come about because of teachers asking me for a definition or explanation of ‘Intentional Teaching’. I hope this very short post helps remove some ofContinue reading “Intentional teaching: what is it?”