In a class of 30 children at least one will face a significant bereavement. How a school and its community reacts when it happens can make the difference between helping that child come to terms with his or new life or making the whole nightmare so much worse. In this guest blog post from writer Lucy Wyndham, we look briefly at what we can do if and when when that awful day arrives.
In Difficult Times - A Unique Perspective
With the terrible events that have taken place in the country in recent weeks, we asked Associate, ex-SAS Major and former head of the UK's Counter Terrorism Unit, Floyd Woodrow what messages he has for the children in our classrooms.
The Spelling Test Reloaded
Many a Thursday night has been spoiled by having to prepare for the Friday morning spelling test beloved of so many primary schools. How about stirring things up a bit...?
The Google Pause
Next time you feel yourself reaching for your smartphone to check an answer, try something else instead.
A Pedagogy of Questioning
The better the questioning, the harder the thinking, the deeper the learning. Here are 34 questions for starters to use with - and be used by - your learners.
Keeping It Simple
Brace yourself as Professor Paul Clarke takes you through what we can learn from slime about creativity, complexity and creating a whole new, wholly natural, organisational model
So You Want to Build a New School?
We were recently asked for our advice about building a new school from scratch in Europe. This was our controversial check-list by way of a reply.
Children's Grief Awareness Week 17th - 23rd November 2016
Children's Grief Awareness Week runs from 17th to 23rd November 2016. Here is some advice from the Child Bereavement Network along with a book that we know helps when the worst happens. As it inevitably will...
Nature Is Still Here
Professor Paul Clarke, an Independent Thinking Associate and active environmentalist, offers some words of advice for turbulent times.
Growth Mindset Made Simple
Growth Mindset summed up in four headings and one life-changing mantra. Perfect for busy teachers.