After decades of obsessive safety-proofing, adults are finally realizing that a bit of danger is a good thing for kids. My kids’ favourite playground is … read more

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Getting to Grips With Cognitive Load Theory

Are we getting in a muddle with cognitive load theory? A welcome development in teaching in recent years has been The post Getting To Grips With Cognitive Load Theory appeared first on TeacherToolkit … read more

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3 Important Pieces of Education Research

What are some teachers and schools currently researching? Over the last 12 months, I have been working on three pieces The post 3 Important Pieces of Education Research appeared first on TeacherToolkit … read more

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‘Buddy Bench’ Scheme Helping Pupils Make Playground Friends

A school has put two benches in its playground to help pupils who feel lonely. The Buddy Benches scheme encourages youngsters to be … read more

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Which is the Only Country to Protect in Law the Child’s Right to Play?

Yet most of the UK gives it no priority: councils shut hundreds of playgrounds, year after year; property developers throw up expensive boxes … read more