The past is another country
Former World Memory Champion, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Hancock recently qualifed as a primary school teacher. Here he explains how children can use their imaginations to improve their memory and creative skills.
Writing for thinking
John Collins shows how to set low-risk writing tasks to develop pupils thinking and build their confidence in writing. Introduction by Steve Williams.
Giving Rosie a better chance
Children with Down’s Syndrome can counter the learning problems caused by the condition if the intervention is early and strong enough. Angela Hurd reports on her communication work with Rosie and how her cognitive skills were strengthened.
Rising To The Challenge
Pupils in North Tyneside are reaping the benefits of some surprising research which challenges their perceptions of themselves – and our preconceptions about learning. Gerry Miller explains.
The Learning Skills Curriculum
A creative group of teachers and a psychologist in Rotherham decided to create their own fun curriculum, which turned a hotch-potch approach into a learning skills strategy.
Why is creative writing so difficult to assess?
Many A level students are attracted to the creative writing element of English Language for several reasons. One key element is that it is a return to the earliest education they received: listening to and making up stories.
iDEAS ready to revise
Oliver Caviglioli continues his series of practical uses for visual tools with an approach to revision for exams.
Radio journalism and documentary techniques can cause serious ripples of excitement in the most mundane learning tasks, writes Mike Kinnaird.