Is what you learned in teacher training still relevant? In this webinar, educational scientist and author, Pedro de Bruyckere, talks us through common classroom practices that have become outdated, outlines their replacements and describes new, actionable ideas that educators should bring into their practice, with particular focus on pupil resilience and motivation.
Join us for a staff Q&A webinar with Consultant Clinical Psychologist and eating disorder expert, Dr Sophie Nesbitt, as she answers all your questions relating to eating disorders in boarding school settings.
In this webinar, Dr Weston shares her optimal summer tips to get these tweens and teens ready for the next stage of their educational journeys.
In this interview, Professor Johan Korhonen talks with us about math anxiety and its role on math performance. Find out about why math anxiety may develop in children, what are the early signs of math anxiety, and how it may impact future educational aspirations. Professor Korhonen provides a number of insights into strategies both parents and teachers can implement immediately at home and at school to ease math anxiety in children.
In this webinar, experienced computing teacher and teacher trainer, Rachel Arthur, talks to us about AI tools and the future of education. In this practical 30 minute session, Rachel demonstrates seven tools that can transform your planning and practice, outlining how they can be put to great effect for lessons and research. Not to be missed!
In this webinar, Dr Weston shares her best tips to support parents and carers whose children are heading to boarding school for the very first time.
Researcher of the Month: Professor Beatriz Ilari Discusses the Impact of Music on Young People’s Development
Researcher of the month, Professor Beatriz Ilari chats to us about how music has a wide-ranging impact on young people’s social and emotional development. We might assume that being ‘musical’ means playing an instrument, but Professor Ilari stresses the importance of everyday musical experiences and simply of listening to and engaging with our favourite bands or songs. In this interview, we find out more about her fascinating work.
It is not uncommon for the parents of children who board to feel both excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for their children, whilst also feeling a little apprehensive about the separation. What is our role during term-time and how can we optimally support the school and our children during this period? How should we approach emails, phone calls and e-communication with our children in ways that benefit everyone? What strategies can we put in place to manage our own worries and wobbles and ensure they don’t get transferred to our children? How can we ensure our children make the most of the boarding experience but also enjoy their time at home in ways that feel enjoyable for all? Dr Gauri Seth answers all of your questions.
Teenage parties can be a difficult prospect for parents and carers. As children get older, pass the parcel and musical statues often give way to film nights and sleepovers, and the refreshments move on too, with many teens asking whether alcohol can be provided. This quick guide, developed in conjunction with drugs education charity the DSM Foundation, covers the most important things that parents and carers need to know about alcohol within the context of social situations, as well as signposting to further sources of information. Please note that the information in this Quick Guide refers to UK guidance and law, and may be different in other locations. However, advice on how to talk to young people is equally applicable wherever you live.
Alcohol is so much part of UK culture that most people don’t regard it as a drug. But given that the widely accepted definition of a drug is “a substance that has a physiological effect when introduced to the body”, alcohol most definitely is, and an incredibly common one at that. This quick guide, developed in conjunction with drugs education charity the DSM Foundation, covers the most important things that parents and carers need to know about alcohol, as well as signposting to further sources of information. Please note that the information in this Quick Guide refers to UK guidance and law, and may be different in other locations. However, advice on how to talk to young people is equally applicable wherever you live.