Small blocks for big ideas

The learning methodology that develops thinking and writing.


Better thinking, better writing.

Writing is a linear process - top to bottom, left to right. But that's not how our minds work. This new teaching method enhances comprehension and writing skills.

Organised written work
Clearer communication
Deeper understanding

What literacy outcomes would we see?

Since its conception, schools have seen a positive impact within the broad domain of literacy. The methodology enhances comprehension of new material and helps learners communicate their understanding back into the written word.

"It helped me in my Geography and English as I normally get stuck in the writing. When we do stories it allows me to set up my ideas first. If I make a mistake I can just move the blocks before writing it out." Woody, Year 7, The Maltings Academy.

Enhancing educational outcomes

New concepts are easier to understand if we can break ideas down into smaller parts. What results have we seen so far?

Reduce fear of failure

Using miniature whiteboards and blocks means learners can continuously edit their work.

Deeper conceptual knowledge

Learners go beyond surface level details and explore deeper structures and patterns.

Better written work

Clearer writing is usually the product of clearer thinking.

Check out the resources

Writer's Block

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Blocks

The blocks can be connected vertically and horizontally and vertically.

Miniature Whiteboards

These reusable cards are for 'parking' key ideas. They slot neatly into the bricks.

Pens

The new pens are fitted with an eraser for easier and more accurate editing.

Your questions answered.

Is it all about memory and comprehension?

No. Amongst the most widely cited outcomes are creativity and problem-solving capabilities.

When do we use it?

When you need to tackle something with lots of parts, prepare for a piece of writing, consolidate a body of knowledge or check for understanding.

Who is it for?

The process can be used to 'stretch' higher attaining pupils or support a child who is struggling with grasping a new concept. There are significant implications for dyslexia and autism.

What type of schools use this approach?

They are usually addressing one of these agendas:
1) Schools supporting a significant amount of disadvantaged learners.
2) Schools that are focused on developing lifelong learning traits.
3) Schools that are embracing a knowledge-rich curriculum.

What subjects is this good for?

The toolkits are perfect for simplifying any important concept or task. This could be in English, Science or the Humanities. It's useful for any body of knowledge with a clear structure.

Next steps for schools, trusts and alliances

Would you like an online demo?

If you're curious about this approach and want to find out a little more then please get in contact. You can send an email to: paul@structural-learning.com