Stephen Walshe points out that philosophical discussion might not be what you would expect to find in an early years class room. We might assume that 3-6 year olds are intellectually incapable of engaging in a serious enquiry and lack the focus and discipline necessary to have a meaningful discussion.
LEARNING & TEACHING
Good listeners become good readers
Leah Davies argues that listening comprehension is vitally important if students are to achieve good reading comprehension. Children who come from homes with minimal language enrichment need to hear new words if they are to become proficient readers.
Focus, interconnectedness and rock sculptures
Primary Art Teacher Natalie Catlett loves to feel the energy in her classrooms, but this energy has to be channeled positively. She has found that using elements of nature in class and manipulating rocks to form sculptures can have a calming effective.
Teaching analytical thinking and writing for Linear A Level and IB Diploma
This two day course, run in association with Infinite Learning, Dubai examines a consistent and repeating methodology for developing Year 12 & 13 students as independent learners, capable of writing, speaking and thinking under pressure, ready to leave school successfully.