Skills

The many and varied benefits of reading...

14 June 2017

Reading, even for short periods, has an impact on brain development and academic achievement, but also develops other skills such as empathy. Karen Sullivan explains



Teaching perseverance

10 May 2017

After tackling wisdom and optimism, Dr Stephanie Thornton now considers how we might ‘teach’ and encourage our students to develop skills of perseverance


Ideas for teaching wisdom

3 May 2017

Dr Stephanie Thornton continues her series on the teaching of traits and skills to our pupils. This time, she considers ‘wisdom’ and whether we can teach the young to be wise


Can we teach optimism?

26 April 2017

Following last week’s article on coping with today’s 24/7 news cycle, Dr Stephanie Thornton continues her discussion on optimism – can we (and should we try to) ‘teach’ this in schools?




Teaching practice: Revision

29 March 2017

Our teaching practice series now turns its attention to exam preparation and how we can help to make revision more effective for students. Matt Bromley explains


Learning to be adaptable

29 March 2017

Key among the skills our students need in today’s world are adaptability and resilience, both of which link to emotional intelligence. Karen Sullivan advises


Student-led research or project work

29 March 2017

We often try to boost independent learning skills by asking pupils to select topics for research projects, especially for the Extended Project. Dr Andrew K Shenton looks at how we can facilitate this process


Going for STEM gold? The CREST Awards

22 March 2017

The CREST Awards, run by the British Science Association, help schools to reward students for their STEM project work. Maria Rossini explains



Teaching computational thinking effectively

18 January 2017

The computing national curriculum is underpinned by computational thinking – a set of thinking skills that help students to ask questions, understand problems and find solutions. Mark Dorling and Thomas Ng look at how teachers can approach the teaching of these core skills



Bett Show 2017 – Your SecEd Guide

8 December 2016

SecEd's annual Bett Show Guide offers 32 pages of preview information to help you prepare for the world's largest educational technology event, which takes place at London's ExCeL from January 25 to 28.



Ideas for teaching critical thinking

9 November 2016

We all agree that critical thinking is essential for today’s young people – but just how do you teach these crucial skills? John Dabell advises




Five steps to the confident mindset

22 June 2016

Developing students’ confidence and self-esteem goes hand-in-hand with developing their positive mindset for learning. Ross McWilliam discusses some approaches that might be taken with younger students


Closer ties with further education

15 June 2016

A Skills and Education Group has been launched to bring schools and colleges closer together. Paul Eeles says that we must find common ground to provide the best possible post-16 pathways




Using project-based learning in your classroom

4 May 2016

The impact that project-based learning can have on student outcomes and motivation is well-known. In the first of a two-part series, Matt Bromley looks at the golden rules for incorporating this approach into your classroom and the curriculum


Delivering an effective enrichment programme

4 May 2016

Enrichment programmes are a popular platform for schools to engage their pupils in the wider community and teach important life-skills. Ellie Jones shares her insights on best practice

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