Transitioning to secondary
school is a challenging
moment for most children.
David Watson, OBE shows
how his trust is looking at the
big picture and prioritising
the values that will allow
children to succeed in
secondary and beyond.
That gifted learners are also often low achievers is an all too common occurrence. But the received wisdom on this issue is often confused and the guidance unclear. Ginger O’Donnell reviews the latest thinking and the recommended teaching strategies.
Ian Gilbert, the acclaimed author of The Little Book of Thunks, argues that in an era of information overload and uncertainty children need to be encouraged to think for questions rather than for answers.
Promoting a deep-thinking classroom culture is a result of teachers posing the right type of questions, says Ron Ritchhart.