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Thinking maps for developing student understanding: a teacher's guide to adopting visual tools in the classroom.

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Thinking maps for developing student understanding: a teacher's guide to adopting visual tools in the classroom.

Generative Learning in action: How can teacher's use this model for developing deeper understanding?

A classroom guide for the learning platform Showbie. What is Showbie and how can you get the most out of this teaching tool?

Using Graphic Organizer's for deeper understanding.

A teacher's guide to 'Mathsframe': interactive Maths games for the classroom.

A teacher's guide for embracing the Constructivism Learning Theory.

What is the Zone of proximal development and how can teacher's use this concept to promote learning outcomes?

Why should teachers be considering the working memory of their pupils? A classroom guide to student cognition.

Scaffolding in Education: A practical guide for classroom teachers. How can you use scaffolding to promote learning outcomes?

How exactly should your class create a good essay plan? This teacher's guide walks you through the art of student essay plans.

Moving away from the typical English worksheets and getting creative in the classroom: A new approach to teaching English.

A teacher's guide to SpellingFrame

A teacher's guide to Colourful Semantics: how can educator's use this instructional concept in the classroom?

Choosing topics for speaking and listening

Behaviours for Learning: A teachers guide

Getting started with metacognition: A classroom guide

Pearson Activelearn: A teacher's guide

Strategies for Assessment for Learning: All the research and techniques you need for making AFL happen in the classroom.

A teachers guide to Lesson Plenaries: Ideas, tips and classroom strategies.

How to develop student Metacognition: A teacher's guide.

A teacher's guide to Dyslexia for numbers or dyscalculia. What actually is it and what can we do about it?

How do use a lesson plan template for designing an exceptional learning experience? Download the template and get designing!

Exploring the complex concept of reading comprehension in the primary classroom.

How can you adopt the Universal Thinking Framework across your school?

Bloom's Taxonomy: A teacher's alternative? Everything you need to know about Bloom's and how to use it in the classroom.

Complex Sentences: A teacher's guide to introducing sentence comprehension tasks in the classroom, from research into practice.

What are Twinkl teaching resources and why are they so popular in school classrooms? A teacher's guide to all things Twinkl.

What is Jean Piaget's theory of Cognitive Development and what are the implications for creating active classrooms?

What is Numicon and how does it help children to understand mathematical concepts?

What is the extended mind and why is it important?

Introducing metacognitive strategies in your classroom: A teacher's guide for introducing metacognition into daily teaching practice, from research to practice.

What exactly is the SOLO Taxonomy and how is it different to the Universal Thinking Framework?

Dialogic Teaching: A classroom guide for better thinking and talking.

The importance of oracy in language development cannot be emphasised enough. Discussion is central to all aspects of the curriculum including unlikely areas such as grammar.

Why do we need to rethink teaching and learning INSET days and how do we promote teacher professional development?

How do we promote higher-level thinking and reasoning in the classroom? Teachers guide to critical thinking.

Piaget believed that children actively construct knowledge through their interaction with the environment. So it's very important for the child to be interacting with the environment in order to construct knowledge about the world.

Institutional approaches to encouraging student well-being should be implemented in international schools, but they can often be limited by unfamiliar cultural norms.

Metacognition is an essential element of reasoning and problem-solving. It is what allows people to reason deeply and effectively in a wide range of situations, from problem-solving in math class, to problem-solving in a meeting.

What is Ofsted? This blog post explores some of the key facts about Ofsted and provides some insights into the recent changes of the 2019 inspection framework.

A teacher's guide to the Curriculum for Wales: What's the big idea and how do you embrace the theory in your classroom?

Using Writer's block for developing understanding.

Scaffolding essay writing using writer's block.

Building better sentences with Writers Block.

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