Reading Comprehension Is A Bigger Deal Than People Realise
Trust Me I’m A Teacher
I’m a teacher and course writer. I started out teaching English as a second language (ESOL) in 1996 and later moved into adult education and other things but often with a focus on professional development for teachers, trainers and educators.
I’ve worked as an education consultant since 2004. And in that time I’ve written A LOT of stuff including a bunch of different courses and training materials for face-to-face, blended and online delivery.
How To Hack Reading Comprehension
One of the things that I learned along the way was how to hack reading and listening comprehension so that I could tell whether my students actually understood what I was saying.
Checking others’ understanding is something that people don’t often think about, but it’s teachable. I know because I’ve taught these skills to folks at home and overseas.
If You Teach, You Need to Know Whether People Understand You
It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, or some kind of content expert or just keen to create a course to teach others your skills, you need to know whether people really “get it”.
Actually, you don’t need to know. There are plenty of courses out there that just dump a lot of information in front of you. But there is a better way if you actually care about your learners.
If you care about what people are learning (or buying) from you then you need to find out whether they understand what you’re saying.
Because if they don’t, and you don’t know it, you can’t do anything to help them get better let alone improve your product or whatever it is you’re teaching or selling.
Buy My eBook
That’s where this book comes in. It’s a summary of what I learned hacking reading and listening comprehension and it updates the other material I’ve posted on my blog from time to time over the years.
I hope you can use it to make a difference to your customers and learners.
More importantly, though, I hope you can use this material to develop skills in others that will allow them to reach new levels of understanding and draw strategic conclusions from what they learn.
Download the Template That Contains All of the Essential Information For FREE
I’ve published older versions of this information on my blog before. And if you have the time you can troll through pages of teacher training material and find all of this for free.
However, I’m going to share the guts of my book right here. You can download it for FREE and save yourself the time.
Or read and click below.
More Teaching and Education Books by Graeme Smith
Have a look below
Literacy & Numeracy – It’s Not Rocket Science
Learn the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy with Graeme Smith
Discover how to be more successful in your teaching journey. I’ll introduce and explain some of the fundamentals of adult literacy and numeracy.
Once you’ve finished reading, you will have a better understanding of the basics including how to integrate or embed literacy and numeracy into your teaching. This includes with technical and vocational education. You can read more here.
Now bundled wth two free printable resources – a place value chart and hundreds grid.
CHECK OUT LITERACY AND NUMERACY: IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE BY GRAEME SMITH
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The Educator Entrepreneur – Don’t Bring a Whiteboard Marker to a Knife Fight
Learn how to think like an Entrepreneur with Graeme Smith
Education is a tough business to work in. And that’s true regardless of whether you are a teacher, a trainer or any kind of specialist educator. But what if you’re a business owner AS WELL…!
If you’re like me, most days you’re probably pretty excited about what you do. But some days… Some days I can’t understand why anyone would want to work in education. But I learned to survive and thrive and you can too. Teach yourself a lesson and start thinking like an entrepreneur. Read more here
CHECK OUT THE EDUCATOR ENTREPRENEUR – DON’T BRING A WHITEBOARD MAKER TO A KNIFE FIGHT BY GRAEME SMITH
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What is Learner-Centred Teaching – 12 Concepts from Te Ao Māori You Should Embrace to Create Learning Success
Discover time-honoured approaches to learner-centred teaching
What if I told you that there were time-honoured approaches to teaching and learning you can use to create the conditions for learning success. Imagine if your teaching really connected with your learners… What if your classroom or training environment was a place where your learners felt like they belonged and wanted to learn?
Here’s a secret. It’s totally possible if you discover and embrace time-honoured concepts from Te Ao Māori – the Māori world. This book is for you if you want to teach or train in a way that is more learner-centred or if you want to learn to think in a more holistic way. Read more here
CHECK OUT WHAT IS LEARNER-CENTRED TEACHING? 12 CONCEPTS FROM TE AO MĀORI YOU SHOULD EMBRACE TO CREATE LEARNING SUCCESS BY GRAEME SMITH
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Three Simple Approaches You Need for Learner-Centred Teaching
Find out more about three of the fundamentals of adult teaching
Have you ever thought about how to improve your teaching? Have you ever wondered what it takes to create learner success in any teaching environment? Well, you need three things. Make that four things… You need to:
- Understand what people mean when they talk about “learner-centred” teaching.
- Know how to leverage your learners’ prior knowledge.
- Have simple ways of increasing the motivation of your students.
- Know what learner agency is and how to develop it.
Read more here.
CHECK OUT THREE SIMPLE APPROACHES YOU NEED FOR LEARNER-CENTRED TEACHING BY GRAEME SMITH
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How To Not Suck At Writing More Than 280 Characters
Learn strategies taught in university and college writing courses
So you can write 280 characters. So can a lot of people. But what happens beyond that? What happens if you want – or have to – write something longer?
This is where it gets tricky for some. Discover you you can write long-form content like blog posts, articles and books. Read More Here
CHECK OUT HOW TO NOT SUCK AT WRITING MORE THAN 280 CHARACTERS BY GRAEME SMITH
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