By re-focusing on the process students go through to get the correct answer, rather than the correct answer in isolation, I believe we can better support students in developing vital problem solving-skills.
It’s vital that we engage young learners with scientific ideas, but it can be challenging to balance this with other demands of the curriculum as well as financial pressure on resources. With that in mind, here are five quick and easy ways to start communicating science ideas in your primary school.
In a world defined by instant gratification, parents and teachers are rightly concerned about how much time children spend using their innate creativity. What can teachers do to ensure their pupils are getting enough time – both structured and unstructured – for creativity in school?
Most of my travel adventures are inspired by food. I am not ashamed to admit that I have travelled to New York just to eat donuts at Dough, if you haven’t done that, go. Then there’s the time I was fascinated by roof top bars. Before I knew it, I was on route to Bangkok.
In March Childline launched a new campaign called ‘Tough to Talk’, backed by Wayne Rooney. The aim is to encourage boys to seek help for issues and problems. In 2015/16, Childline provided six times more counselling sessions about suicidal thoughts and feelings to girls than for boys. But the suicide rate for 10–19 year-old boys was 4.4 that year, almost 2.5 times that for girls.