Enhance primary learning

Enrichment activities for children

Leah Davies reminds us that schools have an opportunity to enhance children’s social and emotional growth, as well as their academic knowledge. The following activities foster self-understanding, positive peer interaction, initiative, and, of course, learning.

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Free CPD for TAs

On-line support and advice for Teaching Assistants

Helen Bilton is Professor of Outdoor Learning at the University of Reading, which now offers free on-line Professional Development for both Primary and Secondary TAs. Here she looks at four key ideas for Teachers and TAs to consider as they work together in the classroom.

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Thanks for nothing

An alternative perspective

Ah, the provocative title.  Thanks for nothing. Kind of snarky and self-pitying.  But never fear, the story turns out to be a positive one.

When Jennifer Abrams complained to her friend, Shirley, about a hurtful interaction with a colleague that left her feeling weak and small and one which she felt was unfair, Shirley’s response upon hearing the details was priceless.

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