Teaching and Learning

Getting everyone involved in physical activity

5 June 2014

All Saints Secondary School has seen a notable increase in uptake for physical activities. Head of PE Daisy Hamilton shares her tips for keeping students engaged and enthusiastic about physical education.

Flipped learning and ebooks at Shireland

22 May 2014

Shireland Collegiate Academy is well-known for having embraced flipped learning across the school. Alan Hodgin considers how the use of ebooks has supported this approach.

Computing curriculum: Supporting Generation Y

8 May 2014

With a new computing curriculum arriving in September, Debbie Forster from Apps for Good argues that a hands-on and real-life problem-solving approach to coding is the secret to engaging students. She offers some advice and a few ideas.

Teaching strategies to create 'growth' mindsets

8 May 2014

Research has busted the myth that intelligence is fixed and cannot be changed and has put forward a new approach – the growth mindset. Matt Bromley considers how teachers can develop a ‘growth mindset’ culture in their classroom.

First aid in schools

8 May 2014

Jess Hubbard from St John Ambulance offers advice to schools that would like to offer first aid teaching for their pupils.

The reasons behind the decline in languages at A level

8 May 2014

The latest Languages Trends study has revealed yet further decline in language learning, with specific concerns about post-16 study. Kathryn Board and Teresa Tinsley consider some of the reasons behind the continuing problems.

The Global Campaign for Education: Send all our friends to school

24 April 2014

This year’s Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education are Maisie le Masurier and Rebecca Unwin who have just returned from a trip to Uganda where they investigated the barriers that many children with disabilities, including visual difficult

Lessons from the Toolkit

24 April 2014

The Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit shows that effective strategies for homework, mentoring and feedback can all have a positive impact on student progress. Amy Benziane explains the work her that school’s English department has done in this area.

Young Ambassadors for RE

24 April 2014

The Religious Education Council’s Young Ambassadors scheme has been piloted in 10 schools and sees students promoting the vital role that the subject has to play in the 21st century. Lynsey Wilkinson explains her school’s experience.

The world of 3D printing

13 March 2014

The government has extended its 3D printing school pilots with the aim of building a portfolio of best practice. Gerald Haigh reports on what many agree is the next big technological revolution.

Effective evidence-based teaching

13 March 2014

Anita Kerwin-Nye discusses five things that education networks and groups of schools can do to enable effective evidence-based teaching.

Teaching resources and ideas for tackling the slave trade

6 March 2014

The film 12 Years a Slave has thrust the horrors of slavery back into the headlines. Isobel Durrant looks at a range of projects and resources that can help teachers to tackle both historic and modern slavery in the classroom.

Using ICT in your PE lessons

27 February 2014

Many PE teachers are ahead of the game when using technology effectively in their lessons. Ben Solly considers a few examples.

How we achieved our best ever science results

27 February 2014

Zarina Ali discusses how her team supported GCSE double and triple science students, many of whom were on free school meals, to help achieve their school’s best ever results.

The six Cs of character education

27 February 2014

The concept of character education is in the news with a number of high-profile supporters emerging. Phil Parker looks at the key tenets to building students’ character and how this might fit into your school's CPD programme.

National Citizen Service

6 February 2014

The National Citizen Service is a government-backed youth citizenship programme that builds the skills and confidence of 16 and 17-year-olds. Laura Gibbon explains.

School sporting priorities

6 February 2014

The Youth Sport Trust national conference this week shines a spotlight on school sport. John Steele looks at the implications of recent developments including curriculum and accountability changes, and the Sport Premium.

Do your students know when to give up?

30 January 2014

Is knowing when to quit the key to success? Dr Stephanie Thornton explains why the art of strategic quitting can improve students’ outcomes.

The dos and don'ts of flipping your classroom

23 January 2014

The flipped learning approach is becoming increasingly popular with teachers. Penny Humm has embraced the concept in her classroom and discusses some dos and don’ts to help get you started.

Teaching the Holocaust

23 January 2014

Next week’s Holocaust Memorial Day is an occasion when we remember the victims of the Holocaust, as well as of other genocides around the world. Teacher Ben Fuller discusses how teachers can approach this challenging subject.

Computing: A busy year ahead for schools

16 January 2014

The countdown is well under way towards the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison considers the challenges facing schools in 2014 – both with computing and wider use of technology – and discusses the support available for computing to help schools hit th

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