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What is TeachingLive?
TeachingLive is a sequence of 10 live and fully interactive teaching sessions led by Pie Corbett, David Mitchell and John Sutton. Each session is delivered via Zoom (or YouTube livestream) straight into the classroom. The children will be tasked by the team to write during the session via devices (1 between 2 is fine) and the team will give live feedback to the children. At the end of each session the children will be given an extended task to complete before the following week’s session. Full lesson plans and notes are provided by the team before each session. Each session can have up to 60 classes taking part simultaneously, so we cannot guarantee that direct feedback will be given to your class. We try, as much as possible, to mention all schools taking part and we encourage teachers to contact us in advance of sessions to enable us to mention children who have tried really hard.
Important Note: Your class does not appear on camera during the session and there is no verbal interaction directly between the team and your students. All writing that appears on the screen during the sessions is moderated before it appears.
Requirements: An internet linked device with Zoom software or App installed, projector, speakers and screen (or large screen TV). Internet enabled devices such as tablets, laptops, Chromebooks etc. Ideally 1 to 1, but 1 to to, and even 1 to 3 works well. We always host a pre-season tech session so that you can test your links and devices – this will be notified to subscribing schools well in advance.
Teaching Live Season 10 Dates
We are excited to announce the dates for TeachingLive Season 10!
Born out of lockdown, we are thrilled at the ongoing success of TeachingLive. We love the positive feedback we receive from teachers and children about our project.
9:30 am: TeachingLive Writing
We will be working with the first book in Vashti Hardy’s Brightstorm trilogy – Brightstorm. Aimed at years 4,5 and 6 in Keystage 2. Year 3s have also successfully taken part with appropriate support.
11:00am: TeachingLive Grammar
A welcome return of our popular grammar sessions aimed at years 4,5 and 6. We have also had excellent feedback from teachers who have found our grammar sessions helpful in support of their own practice.
- Word classes – verbs (tenses) and adverbs; nouns and adjectives.
- Word classes – prepositions; determiners; nouns and pronouns including possessive pronouns; plurals and apostrophes.
- Phrases and clauses – noun phrases; prepositional phrases; modal and auxiliary verbs – verb phrases.
- Sentences – sentence types + punctuation; main and subordinate clauses; commas.
- Joins and Links – adverbials; conjunctions; relative clauses + relative pronouns.
- Sentences – subject / verb; agreement; tenses.
- Harder punctuation – colons; semicolons; ellipsis; parenthesis – brackets, dashes, commas; hyphens; bullet points.
- Cohesion – including fronted adverbials.
- Formal & informal – speech; audience and purpose.
- Active & passive – root words, suffixes and prefixes.
Tuesday January 16th
Tuesday January 23rd
Tuesday January 30th
Tuesday February 6th
Tuesday February 13th
Tuesday February 20th*
Tuesday February 27th
Tuesday March 5th
Tuesday March 12th
Monday March 18th**
Tuesday March 26th
*Important note: Tuesday February 20th will be a repeat of the February 13th session. This is for schools who are taking an early half-term holiday. Schools should only attend one of these two sessions.
**Due to a prior commitment the 9th session will take place on a Monday
Here’s what one teacher said about TeachingLive!
“Every Monday morning the children bounce into class and take part in your sessions with a huge smile on their face. They long for their work to be read out and love the instant feedback they receive. I as a teacher just can’t believe how their attitude to writing has changed and I am so very proud of all of them.”