How can teachers of English catapult their students, inspire them, shake their clamshell baked brains, into a new attitude, a new understanding, a new engagement with language in general and English in particular?
Our website and 2-tome series at symphonicassemblage.org, covers a vast amount of territory in this regard. In fact, we claim 55 innovations, including under Groundbreaking Innovations in Curriculum Instruction, #54: With the New Method of Reading, for the first time a systematic method and program for teaching reading across the curriculum is available, from middle school to high school to university level.
For Innovations #15 to #26, we present the following:
The following video and podcast from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Here is what the dialogue focuses on:
"What are the priorities for a new English curriculum? Should it enable our children and young people to be creative and communicate effectively in a global context, or is the most important thing to read and write accurately? Looking for the Heart of English involved 400 teachers discussing what really matters in learning English. The government has made proposals which do not meet the high expectations of these teachers and many others. The launch of Meeting High Expectations: will the new primary curriculum be good enough for our children? will bring out the vital learning which will enable young people to find their voices."audio