Speaking into meaning
Both the Cambridge Primary Review and the Rose Report encourage classroom discussion. Dr Sue Lyle explains why noisy classrooms promote the deepest learning.
Thinking to write!
To improve writing results, sometimes you have to throw away the paper and pens. Paul Gwilliam explains how two thinking strategies – ‘P4C’ and ‘Thinking Maps’ – boosted literacy at his junior school.
21st century history
The museum of London is reopening with a new set of galleries – and a new e-learning centre for schools. Rhiannon Looseley explains what teachers can find.
‘Teaching for sustainable design’ has become a compulsory part of the D&T curriculum. Charlotte Chapman explains how to support students in self-expression.
Children learn all the time – not just in the classroom. A new project, where children document their successes outside school, can build confidence, say Clara Lemon and Graham Hopkins.
The knitted rainforest
Students at Lindens primary school, Walsall, have knitted a 6m tall recycled rainforest! Christine Kingdom explain how the project boosted maths skills, handwriting and creativity.
Technology and learning
We look at five great school projects which bring the latest technology into the classroom. These creative teachers have made maths, bricklaying and 16th century literature accessible to the Bebo generation - with their lateral lesson planning.
Lured into learning
Secondary school teachers know the importance of a good lesson ‘starter’ – one that intrigues the children and pushes them to ask questions. Hywel Roberts explains why ‘lures’ are so important – and how to fnd good ones.
Bursting the education bubble
Welcome to the first re-named edition of Teaching Thinking and Creativity - now called ‘Creative Teaching and Learning’.
Project plan: Making your own country
Kerrie Sharron explains how helping students invent their own country teaches them about government systems. The pack includes three lessons - where the country is invented in a state of anarchy, a military coup establishes a dictatorship then an underground resistance begins.