Younger children preparing for an entrance exam, their 11+ or any other test or assessment may feel worried about preparing for the day. It might help to print out this simple activity, which reminds them of the things they need to consider and nudges them to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and remember some strategies to help them feel calm on the day itself.
If you are new to Tooled Up, take a quick peek at these 10 key benefits that you really need to know about! If you like, you can download and print the file to share with other staff members or pop in the staffroom.
Did you know that parents are extremely powerful in shaping children’s early view of learning and can greatly influence their capacity to thrive academically? As parents, we are responsible for planting those early seeds that mean children enjoy learning and embrace challenges. When learning is ‘embedded into everyday life’, it shouldn’t feel onerous or stressful and in fact, should be enjoyable for the whole family. In this video, Dr Weston describes little things we can do at home that can maximise children’s chances of thriving at school.
We all want our children to be happy and motivated to enjoy all of the opportunities that life and school have to offer. But how do we sustain motivation? Watch this video for our top tips.
Tests and exams are a fact of life for all children. As parents, our goal should be to teach them that exams are not to be feared or perceived as stressful or traumatic. We should encourage them to view tests as a normal part of school life, which they should approach as proactively and positively as possible. This short video can be shared with your child to help them understand more about effective revision strategies.
As parents, we want the best for our children and we want to know that they are reaching their full potential. But we do have to be careful to keep a sense of balance between academic expectation or pressure and all of the other activities that keep them feeling good about themselves and their progress. There is a big difference between nudging and pushing. Find out more in this short video.
Watch this panel discussion on ADHD for an in-depth discussion of causes, medication, supportive measures and so much more. Packed full of questions sent in by Tooled Up schools and parents, our panel respond with positivity, bringing the latest research and practical evidence-based suggestions.
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.
This webinar is designed for parents or carers who are raising a bilingual child in the early or primary school years. Drawing on the latest research, expert Dr Rose Drury will address parents’ most pressing questions. What does research suggest are the main advantages to being bilingual? When raising a bilingual child, what’s optimal? Should parents speak their mother tongue at home or only English? Will learning a second language interfere with the development of a child’s mother tongue? Do young children pick up language more easily than older children? How do we avoid confusing our children whilst wanting them to thrive in both languages? Parents will come away from the webinar armed with practical strategies for supporting their children within family life.