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Teachers Return to the Classroom

​BYETC teaching staff at the Reading to Learn workshop
BYETC’s teaching staff returned to the classroom this week to participate in a 2 day ‘reading to learn’ workshop with Dr David Rose, a highly-regarded linguist with extensive experience in assisting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. to. The school’s teachers and teacher aides are focusing on improving students’ reading skills in 2017 and the reading to learn approach is just one of many strategies being implemented to ensure students’ close their literacy and accelerate the acquisition of language skills. Staff were challenged to change some of their practices by Dr Rose who emphasised that teaching literacy is the business of every teacher, not just teachers of English.