Project Plan: Ocean Environments Part II
Sue Lyle follows up activities provided in our last issue on Ocean Environments for pupils aged 9-13. The activities in this issue are designed to promote aesthetic appreciation of the oceans to engage pupils’ affective responses.
Music for the age of technology
Explore a bank of online skill-building resources to inspire, stimulate and make music accessible for all children.
Using the Internet for student research in secondary schools
Schools and classrooms are dynamic, interactive, social places, where teachers and students communicate, share information, and challenge each other’s ideas. Teachers guide student learning by posing problems, encouraging student questions, and offering opportunities for students to find solutions. Here we look at the do’s and don’ts of using the Web for student research in school.
Introducing ICT in the early years
Introducing ICT in the early years setting - for the under 5s - can be difficult for practitioners looking to get the right balance of play with learning and development. However, computer based resources have almost endless possibilities for supporting the development of the whole child, proving to be a vital resource for all areas of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
Drama, energy and the crane
In this article we look back at some of Dorothy Heathcote’s work. Steve Williams recalls what happened when a classic Polish children’s book, a group of primary children in Derby and legendary teacher Dorothy Heathcote, came together for one extraordinary week.
Hands up, hands down! Who thinks they can teach music?
Follow Bradford primary school teacher, Marj Newbury, on her journey to musical enlightenment. She discovers that all is not lost for teachers not blessed with natural musical flare!
Prompting Poetic Thinking
Dr Jude Brigley discovers the educational and emotional benefits of triggering poetic writing through a series of creative thinking strategies.
Remembering Mike Lake
Two great education innovators have died recently. Mike Lake, one of the pioneers of the thinking skills movement and Dorothy Heathcote, whose work in drama and education led to the Mantle of The Expert movement. In the first of two retrospectives, Howard Sharron looks at Mike Lake’s work and ideas. Includes one of Mike's 'Brill' stories for use in the classroom, along with questions for discussion.
Planning creativity out of lessons
With Ofsted now stressing teaching and learning even more, the danger is that schools will insist on ever more formulaic lesson plans. These often prevent real learning taking place, argues Chris Watkins, who suggests a more creative framework.
Promoting inferential information behaviour
Rather than acquiring a set of skills, inferential information behaviour involves forming a mindset involving problemsolving perspectives and lateral thinking. Dr. Andrew K. Shenton looks at ways to develop inferential strategies.