I trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 2011 and discovered the magic of learning to observe and notice what a child was able to do in reading and writing.
This led me to look at the teaching I was doing in the classroom. I wondered if I might be able to replicate the quality of interaction that I had learned to love in Reading Recovery lessons. I felt I needed to improve my focus when I was teaching, whether working with one child, or working with a group.
I kept my eyes and ears open and before too long, someone posted a reference to the Daily 5 on Twitter. I'm not sure what it was that made me think this was worth following up, but follow it up I did, and that's what led to change in my teaching practice.