There seems to be a common belief and general consensus of sorts that young people, these ‘digital natives’, have a higher level of digital ability than the people teaching them. This stereotype of older people not being able to keep up with the times has been around for generations and has very little to do […]
Resolving subjective differences can be challenging, but being able to think deeply about complex issues and communicate why we think a certain way is an important skill for students to develop. Steven Campbell-Harris shares some approaches to move beyond intuitive responses to difficult questions.
Engaged readers tend to talk about what they’re reading and discuss how they relate to it. Jori Krulder shows how to engage and inspire an authentic love of reading through one-to-one conferences with students.
Sue Ball and Stella Thebridge of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians show how public libraries and Schools Library Services can help schools promote a love of reading.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.
Whether you are blind, partially sighted, dyslexic or have another disability that makes you unable to read standard print, Calibre Audio Library brings the joy of audio books to everyone.
It’s easy to lament that there are often fundamental problems in Independent Study projects undertaken by students, but the specific difficulties are not always identified. Dr Andrew Shenton digs deeper into the Extended Project Qualification work of Sixth Formers and shows where the information literacy gaps arise.
Digital tools can be invaluable for bringing historical times and places to life. EdtechTeachers Shawn McCusker and Tom Driscoll offer practical ideas for leveraging technology in the history classroom.
Being able to read, write and speak well underpins a child’s chances of success at school, at work and in life. But how do we begin to inspire children to pick up a book or a pen when it is often the last thing they want to do? Jim Sells from the National Literacy Trust shares some ideas and resources for connecting reading to sport for motivating students.
A lifelong love of reading is important for so many areas of well being, yet many people lack literacy skills, contributing to some of the biggest societal problems. Sue Wilkinson shows how The Reading Agency is bridging the gap for vulnerable children and adults so they develop the skills to access the power, importance, life-changing and life-enhancing impact of reading.