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Whose research is it anyway? – Words By David Didau The Learning Spy.

  The TES reports today that Professor Hattie, the crown prince of education research, isn’t much keen on teachers conducting research in their classrooms. Apparently he thinks we should leave education research in the hands of academics. Because, I assume, they know best. Now I’m certain TES journos have rubbed this particular story vigorously on […]

Games to Help your Child’s memory – Words by Dunc Llew

You know that corny old cliché, Practice makes Perfect? Sadly there is a physiological explanation that shows it’s true. When actions are repeated, Myelin is produced in the brain which connects neurons; the more Myelin, the stronger the connection, the better performance. So if you want to do something easy to help your child’s memory, […]

Neuroscience and how Kids are Distracted when Revising – Words by Duncan Llew

  View claims of multi-tasking prowess with suspicion – evidence suggests efficient multitasking isn’t possible. World famous neuroscientist and attention expert Earl Miller says that our brains are “not wired to multitask well… When people think they’re multitasking, they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly. And every time they do, there’s […]

The surplus model of school improvement – By David Didau

As teachers we are sometimes guilty of assuming that all would be well if only children behaved better and worked harder. This is basically sound; everything would be better is kids did what was in their best interests. So why don’t they? Well, in some schools they do. In some schools there are strong social norms […]

School Life

  We hope you are well, and School life is going smoothly? We like to keep you informed of our plans and to let you know what’s in store for the next 2 terms, and what you can expect to see from us. There is only one way to stay ahead of the Education game, and […]

Add your company to our NEW Schools Services Directory NOW

We have our online Schools Services Directory here where you can list your company for a small charge for either 6 months or 12 months respectively. We are looking to fill the categories very quickly and as such we are offering an incredible 3-for-1 on the category listings. The reduced cost for 6 months listing like […]