Tooled Up Education

Autism Conference Talk: An Educators’ Guide to Autism and Gender Dysphoria

Join Dr Kate Cooper for a deep dive into the intersection of autism and gender dysphoria. Watch this webinar for an understanding of how challenges with communication, dealing with change, and identity can affect an autistic young person experiencing gender dysphoria. There are lots of practical tips for support: how to approach this with kindness and curiosity, and how to empower parents in helping their children.

Autism Conference Talk: Principles of Good Autism Practice in Schools

Watch this comprehensive summary of good educational practice for schools supporting autistic pupils with Professor Karen Guldberg. Many autistic children are excluded to some extent from learning at school – from official exclusions to unofficial ones such as reduced timetables. Professor Guldberg provides the eight principles of good autism practice in a way that can easily be applied to any educational setting.

Introducing Adaptive Teaching: A Practical Approach to Support Student Learning

In this webinar, Ariana Wells from the Teacher Development Trust speaks to us about the benefits of adaptive teaching, a more helpful and practical model than differentiation. Adaptive teaching involves being responsive to information about learning, adjusting teaching to better match the student, and using a student’s prior knowledge as a foundation for teaching new information. Ariana provides some practical advice for teachers and school staff and how to create the best, most encouraging and accessible learning environment for all students.

Eco-Anxiety, Sustainable Fashion and Wonderful Ways Forward with Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas discusses the tension that exists between young people’s desire to embrace fashion and purchase clothing amid real concern about climate change and planetary damage. She defines eco-anxiety and addresses some of the real concerns about clothing production and the fashion industry in general. In this fascinating watch, she helps us understand the psychology of consumption, the purpose and function of fashion and shares tips and ideas that can help teens enjoy clothes, fashion and self-expression in ways that feel sustainable and enjoyable moving forward.

Andrew Tate and Toxic Influencers: A Guide for Parents and Educators

Over the past few months it has been difficult to avoid social media influencer and misogynistic content creator, Andrew Tate. But, who is he? What should we know about him? He’s one of the most Googled men on earth, a champion kickboxer and an ‘entrepreneur’. He has a vast fan base among boys and men in countries all over the world and is a regular ‘talking point’ among young people. His views about women and girls have become notorious and he’s been banned from many mainstream social media platforms. Despite this, his appeal continues to flourish, with many users sharing his hateful content online.

In this webinar with expert, Dr Lisa Sugiura, we take a closer look at Andrew Tate, his methodologies, his appeal to some children and teens and what we can do to mitigate the risk that exposure to such material can bring.

Raising a Child in the Digital Age: Tips for Parents and Carers

Join Dr Kathy Weston for this webinar on cultivating children’s digital resilience. We’ll give you an overview of practical tips drawn from research evidence and discuss how to stay positive about their digital futures whilst equipping them with tools to stay safe.

Understanding Adoption: Perspectives of the Adoptee, Parent & Professional & Actionable Tips for Educational Settings with Alison Roy

Author of ‘A for Adoption’ and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Alison Roy, joins us to explore the impact of adoption on an adoptee – child or young person, and how their traumatic histories can affect their relationships in different settings. This webinar provides a fuller understanding about the challenges facing adopted children and their families, and the professionals who support them. Alison highlights the importance of relationships and relationship-based interventions as a means of making sense of these experiences and creating educational environments where adopted young people can thrive.