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Filling in the gaps left by a narrow curriculum

Online community events in the Covid age – an experiment in digital fundraising

As mentioned in my SMART fundraising post, I believe that fundraising efforts have the most success when they offer something in return. I’m excited to report that working with Ed 2 – Parents united learning community, I had the perfect opportunity to put my framework to the test! This article is a longform write-up ofContinue reading “Online community events in the Covid age – an experiment in digital fundraising”

Engagement from the first minute – creative maths starters from integratemaths.org

I’ve worked in some very tricky comprehensive schools. With most classes, I find that at least one of the students in my class will have either a lack of motivation and/or a lack of understanding of key terms and topics. My work as a fundraiser taught me the importance of grabbing attention early, and makingContinue reading “Engagement from the first minute – creative maths starters from integratemaths.org”

Emotionality and Disordered Eating; Why helping children understand and process their emotionality is key

By Food Freedom Coach Chloe Jane Prince The hardest part of my journey was when I sat across in the garden from my mum, and told her I couldn’t live anymore. I thought I had healed my eating disorder, but it was about so much more than the food. Many people believe that disordered eating,Continue reading “Emotionality and Disordered Eating; Why helping children understand and process their emotionality is key”

Confident maths lessons at home: a guide for parents with Lucy Rycroft-Smith, hosted by founder Russell Wellbeing

Maths is a subject that can often cause parents and children alike to recoil in fear. I would love to say that this is an undeserved reputation, but given the trauma many experience during their school maths lessons, that just isn’t true. But maths isn’t intrinsically distressing, and being in charge of your child’s mathsContinue reading “Confident maths lessons at home: a guide for parents with Lucy Rycroft-Smith, hosted by founder Russell Wellbeing”

The vital importance of vocabulary in maths

Editors note: Article originally written for the wonderful people over at LessonWriterBlog.org For some students, learning maths can feel like assembling a particularly tricky piece of IKEA furniture.  Now this might not seem that challenging to you: for teachers and experts, the pieces are all there and the instructions are in English and you knowContinue reading “The vital importance of vocabulary in maths”

Using Before, During, and After Reading Questions – by Madeleine Hogan of LessonWriter.com

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented change in the schooling system. Many teachers will be teaching remotely this fall, and some parents have and will be their children’s teachers. With the lack of in-school instruction, it’s important to educate new homeschooling parents on the best techniques to keep students learning and growing. Fortunately, we can keepContinue reading “Using Before, During, and After Reading Questions – by Madeleine Hogan of LessonWriter.com”

What parents need to know about modern video games

There’s a question that most parents will face, that can be tricky to answer: “What’s the harm in playing video games?” Especially if you have a smart child, who can provide arguments on developing teamwork, social skills or lateral thinking, it be very difficult to come up with a great answer to! But parents areContinue reading “What parents need to know about modern video games”

Press Release: Our mission

We are “Believe in better education,” a group of teachers who have faced the incredible challenges that stem from the crippling failure in education policy. At the dawn of the new millenium, the landscape of cognitive psychology changed, but the UK education system is still adapting from its Victorian past. The politicians responsible have theirContinue reading “Press Release: Our mission”

Show them proof: Using surveys to achieve change

Schools are mandated to follow specific curriculum expectations, but often the narrow curriculum leaves out important topics that students need to know. Persuading a school to consider new approaches will often require more than words – so we have created a data collection tool for you to easily illustrate the problem. Contact us if youContinue reading “Show them proof: Using surveys to achieve change”


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