Can peer tutoring raise achievement in maths?
Results constantly pour in that show private tuition aids learning and improves a child’s ‘readiness’ for secondary school. To some degree tuition works, though it may often be inaccessible. Rosalyn Mark asks the question: what if we could get pupils to tutor one another?
Making the case for Project Based Learning
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in enquiry and project based learning within schools is convincing people of its merits in the first place. David Leat, Rachel Lofthouse and Ulrike Thomas provide some helpful guidance.
How to get students to work mathematically
The new secondary school curriculum demands that KS3 students be capable at “working mathematically”. But what does this entail? In this article, Barbara Miller breaks down the underlying concepts into helpful summaries.
Routes for exploring Viking-age Britain
The history of the Scandinavian raiders’ struggles with their land-locked English foes is a story we’re all familiar with, but a Museum in Schools programme helps young people get to grips with their history, sparking interest through practical learning.
Snapchat, selfies, and teaching
Social media is in constant use by Generation Z. Rachel Jones explains how to make it work for you, mitigate the threats and build a safe space for it in the classroom.
Using class blogs to motivate reluctant writers
Could blogging be the answer to engaging even the most reluctant writers in your classroom? Myra Barr and Sarah Horrocks report on the surprising benefits of a more spontaneous, laid-back approach to writing.
Using visualisations to teach creative writing
The techniques of storyboarding a film (breaking down stories into shots, sequences and visualisations) is a great way to support children’s creative writing, Nick Handel demonstrates.
The year-long storytelling curriculum
Sue Lyle delves into an innovative teaching practice in which pupils develop their own creative story over the course of a school year. The year-long storytelling curriculum is easy to plan and can be taught in a way that meets learning objectives from the Early Years curriculum.
Games: No longer just child’s play?
Encouraging games creation can develop vital skills and propel careers development, says BAFTA.