Students with a mastery orientation have teachers who create the right conditions. Are your students set up for success?
Supporting parents and carers to engage in their child’s learning is an important part of providing a rounded education for children. This Child File develops your thinking around parent engagement, and through the reflection at the end, it helps you to consider your current practice in this area and how you could do it better.
Chair of the National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children (NAPLIC) dispels some myths about Developmental Language Disorder.
Lorraine Mackie outlines her findings from the Achieving Early transition project, showing that teachers in early years' settings have a lot of opportunities to open young minds to mathematical thinking. Using play, discovery and mathematical language, small efforts can lead to big rewards.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting. Part 1
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting - Part 2
We need to push back against any practice that does not improve the life chances of all children and young people through education. Action research, particularly if carried out collaboratively, can help that process.
Child File: Understanding and responding to Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
In practice, it is important not only to recognise a child or young person’s specific pedagogical needs, but also to respond constructively to those needs. This regular section will provide a summary of common problems or difficulties with which children or young people may present in an educational setting and show how, through reflection (individually or in teams), appropriate interventions can minimise or even remove children or young people’s barriers to learning.
This issue’s Child Files examines the issues of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and difficulties in speech, language and communication.
Children and young people from violent homes can be very creative in their methods of coping and concealing the domestic violence they experience. The materials in this Child file will help raise awareness of the issue in school and help leaders identify gaps in provision.