Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Dr Susie Nyman to discuss multi-sensory teaching strategies that you can use across different subjects and areas. You can listen to the podcast here. Susie is the Curriculum Manager at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough. She is passionate about discovering how children learn and supporting them in ways which enable them to succeed. She has provided training to PGCE students at Kingston University, and in a number of local schools and colleges on teaching strategies. She also delivers talks on multi-sensory techniques around the world. Multi-sensory strategies are great for supporting pupils...
In a previous blog post, we discussed the pros and cons of exam cancellations in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the recurring closure of schools throughout the past year. After much thought, it was my personal opinion that exams should not be cancelled, as it was ultimately in the worst interest for students across the United Kingdom. Ultimately, a decision has been made, and that decision was to cancel all GCSE and A Level exams in England for 2021. But, although this may reduce stress and questions about exam grades, I do wonder how it will impact on...
The teenage (or any childhood age) attention span is short. When pupils finally go back to school next week, helping them stay focused will be essential to helping them get back on track. Without doubt, many pupils will have benefited hugely from time away from school; some will go back academically way ahead, some will have gained life experiences that will they would never have gained at school. Catching up with their friends and family will be a priority, of course, and school is about much more than just the classroom. But, for many, getting back into the swing of...
Gone are the days of tedious textbooks. There is a better way of exercising your mind and expanding your knowledge – it is called active or interactive learning. Active learning is any kind of study that actively engages the student in its material; a hands-on approach to learning, that relies on the student’s participation. This can be anything from active discussion, working in groups, using flashcards, playing games, watching a video, or using the internet. Active learning is growing more and more popular – particularly in our current climate of school closures, as interactive learning is easily practised from home....
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