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“Using the Mastery Learning Folders has been a positive experience for all involved. The process is quick and easy to use. I’ve seen a magnificent improvement in the students’ sight words, reading and writing. It has been awesome.” Jocelyn, Year 1 Teacher

“The students in Jocelyn’s class have enjoyed using the folders – the other class can’t wait to have them also!” Anne, Deputy Principal, St Brigids

“I have been using the folder for spelling with a very reluctant learner in Year 3. He is not willing to have a go due to fear of failure. The Mastery Folder has been pivotal in addressing this – each time we move a word to the next pocket he sees success! His confidence grows and hence so does his willingness to learn. He is a reluctant writer so initially I would call out the words and he would spell whilst bouncing a ball in time or jump the letters on his trampoline. As he realised that he was actually starting to get a lot of words correct his willingness to write them rather than only verbalise them has grown. I would not have thought that he would enjoy this activity but we start each homework session with the folder, with success and then the willingness spreads to his other tasks. Thanks so much for a great product!” Lawri, Teacher

“Using the Mastery Learning Folder has been a wonderful experience for my child. She looks forward to the Friday tests. I think this program should be included in every school curriculum as it makes children learn words a lot faster.” Rayan, Parent

“The (conference) presentation was both engaging and very useful. (What I liked best was) learning how effective Mastery Learning Folders can be as I had no prior experience with them.”
EYES Conference, Naomi Bennett, Amaroo Primary 

“The Jolly Phonics training by Nicola has given Light Up Ahead school a practical, hands on approach to the teaching of reading, writing and grammar. It will not only benefit the students, but also the teachers, in that they have an opportunity to improve their own pronunciation and articulation of English sounds, words and sentences. The use of the Mastery Learning Folders has given teachers a systematic method of remediating learning. It ensures consistent revision and mastery of learning materials.
Sheba Kafwimbi Moyo,  Principal
Light Up Ahead School, Immanuel Mercy Reachout Ministries

Staff Meeting PD: “Great presentation. Loved that you have the materials there to look at. Love your desk mats- they really do hit key areas that the students need to master.” Lauren, Teacher, Beechboro Christian School

“I found the (folder) process very easy and enjoyed sitting with (my son) and helping him learn. I also enjoyed making rhymes and it was really lovely to see him progress with each day.” Karryn, Parent

“The learning experience was very enjoyable. My daughter enjoyed moving the words along in the folder and could see her progress. Also she loved the stickers on completion of each day.” Lorena, Parent

“… our daughter LOVES her Mastery Learning Folder and is always eager to retrieve it to practise her words every night. We’ve been pleasantly surprised with how well her reading has come along since using the  folder and would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks for letting us be a part of your trial and good luck with what has proven to be a great program :)” Christine, Parent

“We did the big test on the girls’ words today and they both got 100% for the first time. Happy days!!! Might try to do the tables as well because we are struggling with them. Thanks for creating such a great tool (folder).” Leanne, Homeschooling Mum

“For those who use the Mastery Learning Folders the results are excellent. The folder is well constructed and can be reused for several years. Flashcards are age appropriate and open ended. The editable template is an excellent resource. We enjoy our experience with the Mastery Learning Folders and will continue to use them.” Judy, Teacher

“We absolutely love the folders that you have created. The children and the parents are finding them most useful for the kid’s flashcards. What we also find very helpful is that the pockets are wider and the design of them is brilliant  especially the hard back cover so that no spills can soak through to the work and also because you can see where the children are up to and what they have achieved with the pockets being labeled and the children can also see what they have achieved.” Lisa, Parent

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Jolly Phonics Author Sue Lloyd

See what Sue Lloyd had to say about the new Mastery Learning Folder Strategy …

Sue Lloyd

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Victoria Carlton

Victoria is the Director of the International Centre for Excellence …

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EYES Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr Deb Masters from Visible Learning Plus was one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Early Years In Education Society Conference in Perth. After looking at the folder strategy she described the Mastery Learning Folder as a wonderful tool to support visible classroom learning and also showed the folder during her presentation.

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Dr Pete Goss Grattan Institute

Today I had a wonderful lunch at the Riverbank Estate, Swan Valley, with Dr Pete Goss, researcher and leading authority on targeted teaching (see article links below). I am very pleased to share that he recognised my new Mastery Learning Folder strategy as a valid remediation intervention for foundational learning concepts.
I went through my history of using the strategy from starting with the same content for each child in the old manilla folders through to the modified strategy of differentiated content, learning load and learning time facilitated by the new mastery learning folder design. I also shared the results of the first pilot school study being conducted this year. He suggested several avenues to pursue for research opportunities and kindly offered his support in this process – very happy with that!

 

Dr Goss with Nicola Carr-White

Recent articles related to Dr Goss:

“Targeted Teaching: How Better Use of Data can Improve Student Learning” by Dr P. Goss & J. Hunter.

Targeted Teaching in the news:

The West Australian
Newspaper Clipping
Online Version

Australian Financial Review
Online Version

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