We’re so excited to announce the launch of the Teachers’ Reading Challenge! This initiative is designed to support educators at all stages of their career, to enrich their knowledge of texts for young people (and have some fun along the way).
Inspired by OU research into reading for pleasure and the RA’s children’s Summer Reading Challenge, the partnership has created a bespoke experience for teachers and others interested in promoting the reading habit in the young. Teachers are invited to sign up to the Challenge and choose their goal. You’ll be able to access a downloadable reading diary, keep track of your reading online, find book recommendations, save books onto your own wish list, take part in discussions and more! Do join in!
Professor Teresa Cremin said: I’m delighted that our proposal to the Reading Agency to co-create a Teachers’ Reading Challenge was so enthusiastically welcomed. OU research has revealed that teachers’ repertoires are rather reliant on books from their childhoods or celebrity authors, it has also shown that such professional knowledge is critical to motivate and support young readers. So, the partnership Challenge offers a practical and engaging way forward to widen repertoires, rekindle pleasure and enrich practice.
We know many of you will be looking for new books to enjoy and share with your pupils in the autumn or thinking about supporting a new cohort of student teachers to develop rich reading repertoires. So, join the Challenge - it’ll be fun! Do share what you’re reading #TRC2020