We help learners Understand and Remember.

Structural Learning is a Cross-Curricular and Cross-Phase
cognitive strategy that helps pupils organise their ideas and
think critically. Find out how this new concept enhances thinking,
reading and writing.

Why is structural learning important?

Problem: Everyday in our classrooms, learners are bombarded with information. This information does not always fit neatly together into well-organised mental packages ready for recall. Memory and cognition do not work like this, thinking is hard work and sometimes we need an extra bit of help to understand the key ideas.

Solution: Structural Learning is the Mental Scaffolding your students need to build lasting, conceptual knowledge. It's cross-curricular, cross-phase and works out of the box.

How could your learners use it?

"To Learn Structure in Short, is to Learn how Things are Related." Jerome Bruner

Download the New Structural Learning Book

This 32 page visual resource explores the theory, looks at strategic implementation and provides some practical classroom examples. Easy to read and beautiful to look at, enjoy with a nice coffee!

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Collaborative Problem solving

Structural Learning promotes verbal reasoning. As learners justify their ideas to one another this generates discussion and debate giving participants opportunities to share understanding.

Dialogic teaching is a well researched teaching methodology, this PDF explains the principles.

Deeper Comprehension

Develop the 'Expert-Like' thinking and talking that leads to deeper comprehension.

Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Timelines in History.

Causal Relationships in Geography

Ranking Activities in RE

Purposeful Writing

Enhance your learner's ability to use language and communicate their ideas.

Explore Writing Applications

Word Formation in Morphology

Split Digraphs in phonics

Sentence structure in Grammar

Planning ideas for extended writing

Two easy steps to move forward

Planning for Thinking

1) Download the Free Planning tool

This powerpoint helps you create purposeful cognitive sequences that lead to critical and creative thinking.

Download and build your own thinking routines.

Facilitating Thinking

2) invest in the classroom kits

Using specially designed building bricks, this new approach helps students to think more effectively by engaging pupils in collaborative, connection-making activities.

"Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved."

Heather Garland, Biology, St John Plessington

"We use the bricks regularly in English to support the teaching and learning of phonics. The children find it easy to put the bricks together and build words."

Lucy De Friend, EYFS, Kimbolton Prep

"Results clearly show a higher percentage of childrens progress being recorded as 'Better Than Expected'."

Rob Francksen, Head Teacher, Crawford's CEVC Primary School

WHAT do teachers think?

Over the last year we have been implementing Structural Learning in Schools around the world.

The early results are very positive and we have learnt a lot about where this new tool adds the most value.

Teachers love the flexibility and the engagement they get from their students.

Paul Main
From the Creator

"As always, I love hearing from school leaders and teachers"

On the 1st March 2014 I suffered a brain haemorrhage. This event was to change the direction I wanted my life to take. The immediate consequences were quite severe and after a spell in hospital it was time to return home. Cognitions I had taken for granted like problem solving and planning had been vastly affected. This tool started life as a rehabilitation aid, I quickly saw the potential for broader scaffolding processes.

This project puts the process of learning under the microscope and gives teachers the tools they need to embrace educational evidence. Our students will need to fulfill their potential in an increasingly complex world.