What does it mean to be intelligent? How does intelligence develop and vary in humans? How much do thinking dispositions contribute to intelligent behaviour? Can intelligence be learned? Flossie Chua discusses what we know about these questions.
Through a new initiative in California, students can pursue their love of competitive gaming while developing career skills and fulfilling curriculum requirements. Professor Constance Steinkuehler explains this new form of connected learning.
Communicating with parents of disadvantaged children can be an ongoing challenge. Carolyn Kelly, Deputy Head Teacher shares ways to connect.
Kulvarn Atwal became head of Highlands Primary school in east London in September 2012. At the time, the school had just received a Requires Improvement rating from Ofsted. By the end of the year, pupil progress at Key Stage 2 was in the top 3% of schools nationally; by the end of the second year, they were in the top 1%. When Kulvarn took over, he firmly believed that by developing teachers within an expansive and collaborative learning environment, teachers will have the confidence to innovate and develop their practice. The simple premise was that through the empowerment of staff, children would flourish and their learning would accelerate. In this article he describes why he decided to create a dynamic learning community and considers the impact on staff.
Maureen Hunt explains why movement is so essential for young children's learning.
If teachers can accept video and film as legitimate resources for learning why are they so resistant to what could be the most trans-formative technology yet? Becky Sage slays some doubts about Virtual Reality.
Trees, the lungs of the earth in many ways, are often looked to as our life source, but revered children’s poet Kate Williams shares how the humble tree can transform the unlikely writer into the most articulate poet.
Children in stressed environments need resilience and emotional intelligence to deal with issues luckier children don’t have. Jed Sullivan explains how the lauded BBGC uses film, paintings and stories to build their inner strength.