Giving students tools that unlock critical and creative thinking can help them develop thinking skills and embed their learning more deeply. Hanna Miller shows how Thinker’s Keys provide a great framework for motivating students and supporting learning objectives.
There are many benefits to be gained from a growth mindset, but it takes some effort for it to be implemented on a schoolwide basis. Jackie Beere, OBE highlights the essential strategies for making it a life-long habit.
If cross-curricular projects are done well, they can open students’ hearts and minds, but good projects are few and far between. Jackie Beere, OBE passes on some rules of engagement.
Does your school really cultivate a growth mindset or is it just something that is covered in a workshop and then put on the shelf? Jackie Beere outlines the essential strategies for schools to nurture success in pupils and teaching staff.
Ron Ritchhart has been a powerful advocate for educational practices that bring out the best in people, and creating places where thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. We sat down with him to discuss his research and thoughts on the current state of education.
Cultural forces exist in all classrooms that can be leveraged to develop a culture of thinking. Jeff Watson and Roger Winn demonstrate how to harness these forces to develop students’ thinking skills in secondary Maths and Chemistry classrooms.
A philosophy-based program called askit is helping students at Central Bedfordshire College learn how to ask questions and reason with problems that don’t have clear answers. Professor James Crabbe and Ali Hadawi explain how this program is transforming aspirations for learners at risk of underachieving.
Students who can overcome challenges and approach their learning with resilience, persistence, perseverance, grit and self-regulation are better equipped to achieve success in school and beyond. Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer explain their overarching concept of ‘Tenacity’ and show how it can be learned at all stages.
Lavinia Willis and Crispin Evans are part of the team behind the latest DfE-approved maths mastery textbook, Power Maths Key Stage 1. Here they provide 10 key strategies to help you foster healthy growth mindsets in your classroom and ensure every child can become a master of maths.
Children’s, teachers’ and parents’ views of the nature and importance of intelligence and ability inevitably affect learning. One group of teachers at Blean Primary School wanted to explore whether these views could be shifted through intervention to achieve a more positive mindset. Judy Durrant reports.
The Government has introduced a raft of legislation that will fundamentally change how we think about schools. It is often said that if someone arrived here in the present in a time machine from 150 years ago, the only recognisable thing would be the schools – both the buildings they use and the methods of teaching and learning going on inside. That could be about to change, as John Grainger describes.