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Recent Articles

April 1st, 2013
Love to Count


This Pirate Adventure is great fun and easy to use.  My son has been using it for about a year (since he was 3).  The theme engaged him and the questions were pitched at an excellent level: accessible with an element of challenge. Key concepts covered include: Ordering numbers Adding and taking away Fractions Time …[ read more ]

A visual and insightful clip about the power of a great introduction and Charles Dickens’ use of hands, in Great Expectations, to represent a number of themes.…[ read more ]

March 31st, 2013
Engaging Insults

Insults can engage and entertain, particularly if they are Shakespearean! This fun clip discusses how contextual clues can help us to understand the meaning of a text. If you stop and look at words they can create real impact in a scene, giving you a deeper understanding of: mood, atmosphere & relationships. Starting with a …[ read more ]

March 28th, 2013
Nelson Mandela


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world…[ read more ]

March 28th, 2013
Educating for Application

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use of 15 mins and gave some great insights into the difference between access to education and equality of …[ read more ]

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