Unleash your pupils’ entrepreneurialism for Comic Relief
Meaningful, exciting and a source of inspirational learning – fundraising activities are a fantastic vehicle for developing pupils’ creativity and critical thinking. With Red Nose Day coming up on 24th March, Anna Budzynska of Comic Relief highlights how to make the most of the possibilities.
What the new literacy landscape means for students and teachers
Literacy in the Information Age creates new challenges as it radically expands opportunities.
Enter the LEGO figurines!
John Dabell has discovered a number of ways LEGO figurines can be used to not only engage his students, but also help them learn in a variety of subjects.
James Yarker reports on an arts enrichment project that gave students a voice about their city and allowed them to illustrate and map it’s diversity.
Storytelling in the classroom
Stories are something we tend to tend associate with literacy lessons, however they can be used in a variety of different subjects in order to engage students – even helping them to grasp data handling! Author Alison Davies shares her views on this.
Developing speaking and listening skills
In our regular series about teaching the New Curriculum Wendy Morton provides some strategies for teaching, speaking and literacy skills in Key Stage 3.
Teaching the research process
Many of the generic skills typically associated with “research” are integral to much of what we require of pupils in twenty-first century schools. They include problem solving, critical thinking, communication and time management. Yet, there is actually very little consensus in terms of how the word “research” is understood and even less in the way it is taught. Andrew Shenton suggests a strategy.
Rethinking Learning to Learn
A new approach to Learning to Learn has resulted in significant academic gains, particularly among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. James Mannion explains these beneficial changes.
Making tutor time meaningful
Handing over tutor time to collaborative projects that built students’ learning and life skills has had a profound impact, writes Katie Warnes.