Tooled Up Education

The Specificities of Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary Years

In this webinar for Tooled Up school staff, Professor Florence Myles examines how primary-aged children learn foreign languages and how different the process is from older children and adults, before moving onto pedagogical implications. She addresses whether or not young children are quicker at learning languages, whether younger children are more motivated than older children and what drives their motivation. She also outlines how learning foreign languages is linked to cognitive, emotional and social development in this age group and finishes by presenting the work of her research group RiPL (Research in Primary Languages) and explaining how to access its varied resources.

A Teacher’s Guide to AI Tools

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!

Parenting a Child at Boarding School: Strategies for Staying Connected and Close

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.

Paintings Every Family Should See and Know About

In this webinar, Laurence Hedges, Director of Art at Harrow School, will talk us through some of the ‘must see’ paintings of all time, that perhaps we can add to our viewing ‘bucket lists’ as families. More importantly, he will give us some wonderful ideas and clues as to how we can approach looking at art and, more broadly, how to promote art appreciation in children and young people.

Autism Conference – Watch The Whole Day!

Learn how to support autistic young people in your school with our autism conference, bursting at the seams with positive and practical tips. Over six hours of content included (we have also included each talk as individual videos on our website if you would rather watch them separately).

Speech and Language Awareness with Monal Gajjar

The ability to communicate is a wonderful thing as much as it is a necessary skill. When we take a moment to think about all the aspects of communication, we begin to realise that it involves a complex combination of several processes, including thinking, navigating your tongue, lips and vocal cords, retrieving words, applying grammatical rules, and so much more! Have you ever wondered how our children pick up these skills and if there is a developmental order in which they do this? This webinar aims to share how speech and language skills develop in the early stages of life. We will explore the difference between ‘speech’ and ‘language’, ‘delay’ and ‘disorder, and will discuss things that you can do to help the development of your child’s communication skills.

Stress Management for Busy Parents: Tips, Ideas and Strategies

Join Dr Kathy Weston to discuss stress management, aimed at parents who might be juggling a host of work, family or caring commitments. In this webinar, Dr Weston will talk about the aetiology of stress, evidence-based ideas for managing stress and suggest some advice and tips you can use in your own daily activities.