Tooled Up Education

Reflecting on My Learning: A Sheet for School Staff

This sheet is designed for any school staff to use after attending a Tooled Up talk or watching a webinar as part of your CPD. Use it to make notes and to prompt discussion with your colleagues.

Everyone Gets Stage Fright: A Chat with Dr Anna Colton

Stage fright… everyone gets it. Whether it’s worrying about going on stage, feeling anxious about giving a presentation, nerves before a test or talking to someone in a shop or restaurant. In this webinar, clinical psychologist, Dr Anna Colton, talks us through performance anxiety, exploring how universal this experience is, before going on to provide numerous, practical strategies that can help children, young people and adults. This webinar is great for parents, educators and can also be watched with young people themselves.

Supporting Students Studying Macbeth

We’ve worked with English teacher and GCSE examiner Patrick Cragg to create this guide. It’s designed for parents, or anyone supporting a student through their GCSE in English literature. It provides a framework for discussing the play together, which will in turn help to develop your child’s knowledge. You’ll find detailed instructions on how to use the guide within the resource.

Practising Being Organised: Teacher Guidance and Presentation

This teacher guidance accompanies the video resource “Practising Being Organised” and takes you through how to implement this video in class, step by step. It has been created with 11-12 year olds in mind. It encourages young people to consider what it feels like when we are disorganised and how putting a little effort into organisation can make our everyday lives less stressful. It goes on to provide lots of easily actionable tips for getting practised at being organised.

How Does Speaking in Front of Others Make Me Feel?

The ability to speak well in front of an audience is an amazing skill to develop. But it can also feel very scary, especially if you haven’t had much experience. This activity can help nervous young people to reflect on how they feel about speaking in front of others and identify some things that might help them to feel more prepared and confident.

Practising Being Organised

This presentation has been created with 11-12 year olds in mind. It encourages young people to consider what it feels like when we are disorganised and how putting a little effort into organisation can make our everyday lives less stressful. It goes on to provide lots of easily actionable tips for getting practised at being organised. Great to use as the foundation of a lesson, this presentation has plenty of places where children are encourage to stop, talk to a friend, reflect and come up with ideas.

Getting Organised: My Weekly Planner

Once children start secondary school, it might become more challenging for them to keep track of the homework they have due in, prioritise their tasks effectively and remember all the things that they need for their school day. Our planner can help you child to build self-efficacy in these critical organisational skills. Print it out and encourage your child to use the traffic light system to organise their tasks in order of priority. Pin it to a noticeboard or on the fridge – somewhere they’ll see it everyday.

Myths and Truths about Dyscalculia with Dr Jo Van Herwegen

Dr Van Herwegen outlines commonly believed myths and truths about developmental dyscalculia and explores the latest research evidence about mathematical learning difficulties, with a focus on the school years. Teachers and parents can both benefit from watching this thought-provoking webinar.