Last week, Professor Pauline Gibbons visited the school for the third time, this year working with Senior School departments on how to develop spoken literacy in the classroom. Pauline enjoyed visiting a variety of Senior School classrooms and talking to a wide range of teacher during department-based workshops. She was very impressed by the depth of knowledge that many teachers already had with regards to EAL issues and strategies, and was quick to comment, on several occasions, how it was a pleasure for her to work with such a ‘high end’ staff (her words, not mine!)—coming from such a well-known and respected academic, this is quite a compliment!
Pauline was kind enough to leave us with a copy of her latest book, which can be found here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E05664.aspx. It can also be found in the EAL department!