Tooled Up Education

Learning Through Intrigue

Children constantly come up with brilliant questions and sometimes, as parents, we don’t know how to respond. In this resource, we answer some of children’s most commonly asked scientific queries and encourage them to be curious about some they may not yet have thought of. Set your children off on a journey of discovery, safe in the knowledge that you have the correct answer.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Peter Clough: Mental Toughness

In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about mental toughness, especially in children and young people. They explore the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.

Dr Weston Talks with Cameron Norsworthy: Flow

In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Cameron Norsworthy about his research into ‘flow’, in relation to raising and teaching children. Cameron, father of two children aged 2 and 5, shares his thinking on how to help children experience ‘flow’ and the benefits this provides.

Aspirational Learning

Are you aspirational for your children? Do you fear putting pressure on them? This audio clip provides some food for thought when thinking about how to help your children aim high.

5 Tips for Raising a Confident Child

We all want our children to be confident, but what are the best ways of achieving this? What do we need to do to help them feel happy and confident? Here are some quick tips to set parents on the right track!

5 Tips for After School Discussion

Parents are always keen to know how their child’s day has been. It is easy to bombard them with questions when they are tired and hungry! Often, this isn’t a productive approach and these tips remind us that there are easier ways to find out how things went during the school day.