Our Story So Far

The story of TeachingLive.Net began shortly before the COVID-19 lockdown in mid March. With schools closing, children, families and schools across the country and indeed across the globe were thrown into a completely different world. As part of a group of five teachers, Pie Corbett, John Sutton and Deputy Mitchell co-founded RadioBlogging.Net (A FREE children’s interactive radio show). The show broadcast daily until mid June with great success. With over 150,000 listeners and 60,000 submissions of writing by children, we saw incredible progress with the children we were working with over a period of time. With the end of the lockdown came the conclusion of RadioBlogging. We are incredibly proud of the project and it showed the potential and the power of blogging and carefully selected Web2.0 Tools in relation to impact in writing. We believe we have pulled together the right people with the right expertise in the teaching of writing, the pedagogy behind effective technology enhanced teaching and learning and the technical expertise to create a unique product.

TeachingLive is a brand new service on offer to schools that will work alongside your catch up programme for English. Designed to work with 1:1 groups, small groups or whole classes, TeachingLive focusses on the teaching of writing using carefully selected technology with a proven record of successfully raising standards in writing.

TeachingLive uses weekly Zoom sessions alongside a fully interactive and safe blogging platform to deliver 10 week blocks of teaching. During these 10 sessions, we will do the teaching from the front of your classrooms via Zoom. Using a device of your choice, your pupils will follow our instructions, use our resources and interact with the teaching LIVE through this blog. Once the children have completed each session, they are challenged to create a blog post using what they have learned in that session. These blog posts will be checked by a member of the TeachingLive team then approved. That’s not the end, children will be taught how to leave effective peer feedback  and we will also be sending their blog posts out around the globe inviting comments from REAL people in REAL places.

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