Sunday, 29 September 2013

How to teach… ancient Greece

The Guardian Teacher Network has some imaginative teaching resources to help explore ancient Greek life, achievements and philosophy.

Emily Drubble

Fans of the classical world are delighted to discover Ancient Greece's firm foothold in the key stage 2 primary curriculum which begins next September.

The Guardian Teacher Network has some stimulating teaching resources to help explore the life and achievements of ancient Greeks and look at their huge influence on the western world in key stage 2 and beyond.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Run, don’t walk’: The school that gets pupils to generate electricity

Special floor tiles produce sustainable energy when pupils pound them

In a reversal of normal classroom rules, students have been encouraged to run and jump around a corridor at a Kent school.

It’s because the corridor has been laid with special kinetic tiles and every footstep on them creates sustainable energy.

Which Study Strategies Make the Grade?

Education generic desks classroom school
Education generic desks classroom school / iStockphoto

Report finds several popular study strategies are ineffective; effective study strategies are underused

Students everywhere, put down those highlighters and pick up some flashcards! Some of the most popular study strategies — such as highlighting and even rereading — don’t show much promise for improving student learning, according to a new report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The 3 R’s 4 Success

By Bill Powers

teaching office croppedI still believe it boils down to GREAT teachers that instill the 3 R’s – RELEVANCE, RIGOR, and RELATIONSHIPS in everyday practice.
What does this mean?