In search of creativity
Collette Higgins reports on a project in Solihull to develop children’s creativity by integrating the arts in the curriculum
Connections and connectives
Steve Williams believes that the Literacy Strategy is too concerned with surface features of writing and not enough with making meaning. So how can we help pupils improve their writing?
The cost of thinking
Should teachers allow children to talk about sensitive controversial or taboo subjects in lessons? Joanna Haynes thinks they should try
What visual tools can and can’t do (open access article)
Steve Williams explores the reasons why visual tools are so useful for teachers and pupils. What jobs do they do best?
Food for thought down under
Bob Burden reports on an outstanding thinking school in New Zealand and how its former associate principle has been spreading the word in the UK
Through the magic mirror
Julie Buck tries out philosophy with young children in her school. Can they cope?
Six nails and a piece of wood
Anne de A’Echevarria and Ian Patience describe how one school set about teaching creativity
Make ideas come alive with visual tools
Oliver Caviglioli introduces his favourite visual tools and argues that they can help all of us to think more effectively