Many people believe coding is the key to future careers, but so few young people are developing these skills. Tabi Bude shows how a new initiative, the Wonder Robot, is teaching students to code in a fun and playful way.
Tech has the potential to bring incredible benefits to education, but it can also be daunting and overwhelming. Michael Kimber of Broadclyst School shows how his school is making the most of the options available and empowering teachers to embrace technology in all areas of their teaching.
Creating Digital Materials can be time consuming and overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Digital learning specialist Daniel Scott offers guidance on using H5P to easily create interactive activities while on a budget.
The current accountability system for schools is ineffective and inhumane. Professor Colin Richards considers how we can fix the system and bring back trust as a guiding principle.
Financial literacy is an important part of being successful and well-educated. Daniel Ching and Julian Wright show how primary-aged pupils are learning valuable lessons that enhance the maths curriculum and give them the tools to excel later in life.
Through reading, students can be
transported through time and space, and the beauty of books is often in the imagination of the reader. Author James Hartley shows us how to use creative writing activities to encourage to students to imagine and invent new stories and worlds.
Abstract concepts relating to DNA can be challenging for students. Dr Mandy Hartley offers a framework for teaching it in primary school, allowing students to visualise and engage with DNA, laying a strong foundation for curiosity and inquiry.
We often promote the value of imaginative pupil-focused education, but then set up and bureaucratic frameworks that make teachers feel powerless. Lucia Yandoli believes it’s time to incorporate creativity into the heart of the profession as a way of invigorating teachers and countering burnout.
In the first of a series of seven articles, Rob Carpenter looks what real school improvement is and how important it is to stay focused on the real substance of education rather than pandering to the latest trends in accountability.
A child’s early education is crucial for later success, but what does that mean? Maureen Hunt shows how play-based learning strategies are developmentally important and transition to formal education should be more gradual.