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8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

Listening Books have been proudly supporting schools with our audiobook lending service for over 20 years! But did you know that we have recently improved our offer for schools? We’ve built a brand-new teacher dashboard, filled with fantastic resources to get students listening to stories! Read on for the best bits of what you can now achieve thanks to this exciting update. 

May 20, 2022

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These Evidence-Based Learning Strategies Are Set To Transform The Classroom

These Evidence-Based Learning Strategies Are Set To Transform The Classroom

In a crisis like the pandemic, the world's ability to innovate has been tested. So far, we've found ways to pull through — and many of the tactics we’ve used have worked so well they're bound to be used even in the post-COVID world.

March 10, 2022

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The Benefits of Audiobooks - An Interview with Emily Best

The Benefits of Audiobooks - An Interview with Emily Best

Recently, we spoke to Emily Best from the National Literacy Trust about their recent research into the benefits of audiobooks, listening during lockdown, and the benefits of reading for wellbeing!

July 2, 2021

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What is proof listening? Our audiobook producer reveals all the secrets!

What is proof listening? Our audiobook producer reveals all the secrets!

You’ve probably heard of an editor, or a subeditor. These are the people who read book manuscripts before they are published to make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. But what about audiobooks? This is where proof...

April 1, 2019

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Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story

March 27, 2017

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My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

I am an educator of educators. I teach others how to be the best teachers. But, I’m also different. I have learning challenges. I found my way and my life’s calling thanks to dedicated educators. As we celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I am reminded of my personal journey. My disabilities could have defined me. But they did not. I do not consider myself dyslexic or learning-disabled. I am Jim. And here’s the story of how I overcame my challenges and the educators who helped me along the way.

February 27, 2017

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Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The podcast industry has grown exponentially in recent years, with recommendations for new podcasts as common as tips for restaurants and shows on Netflix. But what do experts listen to? The Conversation asked eight authors from across their sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.

February 7, 2017

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What you need to know about having dyslexia at university

What you need to know about having dyslexia at university

Going to university can be a test for anyone, fresh, or not-so-fresh from school. Students are not only expected to adapt to independent study and increased reading loads, but they also have to learn as soon as possible how to “do” the kind of academic writing and academic talk their given field demands. And for those students with dyslexia, this can be particularly challenging.

December 5, 2016

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Children's books that will make you cry

Children's books that will make you cry

The Guardian recently published this article on books that make you cry. A book that gets the tears going is usually a good one, and the comments showed an interesting trend. Among the Time Traveller's Wifes and Attonements of the world, were a whole host of children's books.

February 11, 2016

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