How can we get primary-aged children to give us feedback about their classroom experiences? Iwona Glowacz used the prospect of getting published as a way of collecting pupils’ thoughts read more

These classroom activities can help develop grammar skills, particularly syntax and morphology

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Pragmatics refers to the ability to communicate in social situations. These classroom activities will help all children to develop social communication skills

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Gross motor skills are the movements of the large muscles of the body. These activities will help to develop and improve gross motor skills

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Helen Boyle, AST and lead teacher for Opening Minds, Campion School, describes the school’s successful development of a competency based curriculum with L2L at its heart read more

Is it possible to create a more ‘gender balanced’ learning environment? Natalie Griffiths explains how she investigated the effect of gender on learning in the D&T classroom and developed strategies to benefit pupils of both sexes read more

Raising Achievement Update summarises the useful learning that emerged from the secondary pilot of the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme read more

Ingrid Sutherland outlines controversial new guidance on the provision of sexual health services in schools

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Katrina Foley describes how young children’s independence and self-management skills can be promoted in an environment which celebrates risk, challenge and empowerment

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Some people think that children under five are too young to express opinions, but Sara Bryson and her colleagues found ways of ensuring that babies and children were at the heart of the decision-making process read more

David Leat considers some of the practical problems that will arise in managing innovation

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Pam Woolner looks at the variety of ways in which the widely-used term ‘learning environment’ is employed read more

Jackie Beere looks at how schools can help learners to become self motivated and independent

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Andrew Cushing argues the case for a new programme of physical education in schools read more

In the countdown to 2012, the Young Ambassadors programme is striving to ensure the much-vaunted legacy of the London Olympics becomes a reality

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Crispin Andrews talks to assistant headteacher Karen Collinswood about the role of school leadership in developing high-quality PE in primary schools read more

PE and Sport Today talks to primary link teacher Lorraine Livingstone who, despite the inadequacies of PE training for primary teachers, has become something of a specialist

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Dance specialist and SSCo Kim Spiller offers advice to primary teachers about delivering high-quality dance

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Crichton Casbon, curriculum adviser for PE at the QCA, explains the new PE curriculum changes to Penny Cottee read more

Penny Cottee offers some top tips on self-evaluation and the teaching of school sport read more

Trevor Millum outlines a truly novel way to get pupils to enjoy manipulating and using words read more

Lorraine Barber, a numeracy adviser from Worcestershire, explains the importance of effective and exciting maths teaching read more

Sara Wernham looks at the Renewed Primary Framework for Literacy and discovers how it will affect teachers read more

Kath Donovan looks at the Renewed Primary Framework for Mathematics read more

Crispin Andrews looks at the increasing emphasis on topic-based learning and offers some ideas to teach science through the topic of birds

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Roger Smith considers tried and tested ways of improving teaching and learning and a few new ones

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Waiting for the birth of her second baby boy, drama teacher and head of emotional literacy Julie Leoni reflects on the difference between teacher time and mummy time read more

A study conducted by Pam Qualter and her colleagues at the University of Lancashire explores the role of emotional intelligence in supporting students as they move to secondary school

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Educational psychologist Alan McLean summarises his model for understanding how teachers can motivate their students

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Mary James, the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) deputy director, describes the most important messages that have arisen out of this national multi-faceted exploration of teaching and learning practice

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Corina Seal describes how research lesson study was established at her school and has become embedded in its research and development activities read more

The steering group of the NQIN has produced a set of overarching principles designed to guide the future development of quality improvement processes and quality assurance schemes read more

Early Years Update highlights the key management issues contained in the EYFS Statutory Framework

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Juliet Neil-Hall discusses the importantance of attachment and meeting the emotional needs of young children and their parents

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Aisha Ashante of Langtry Children’s Centre describes the thinking behind the centre’s approach to quality provision for young children

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Patricia Lee explains how supporting children’s musical creativity can contribute to their sense of self-worth and emotional wellbeing

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A murder investigation, crisis in outer space and stick insects! Peter Leyland reports on a chemistry competition that really gets pupils thinking

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Canvassing pupils’ views can inform their learning as well as our teaching – as Paul Ainsworth discovered when he asked one of his classes to comment on his marking read more

Jo Smith suggests practical ways of building challenge into every lesson

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Marcelo Staricoff describes an inclusive approach for meeting the needs of G&T pupils in primary classrooms read more

Jo McShane used to think that pedagogy was just a stuffy academic way of saying ‘teaching’, but after attending a conference on the subject she finds that it means a great deal more

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Education writer and former head Gerald Haigh talks to Dr Keith Bothamley, deputy head (curriculum) at Horsforth School, and Richard Brown, principal of Minsthorpe Community College in Wakefield, about the new KS3 curriculum

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A recent research review reveals exactly what pupils want from the curriculum read more

Rather than see governors as a nuisance to be endured, schools instead should be working with them as an invaluable source of help and advice, argues Colleen Arnold of the National Governors Association read more

Mo Laycock, Headteacher, Firth Park Community Arts College describes the effective model of governance which has contributed to three Ofsted results of ‘outstanding’ leadership at the school read more

Primary headteacher David Dixon applauds many of the changes that the Key Stage 3 review heralds, arguing that many of them will bring about practices already embedded in the best primary schools

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Jon Handcock outlines the latest British Red Cross initiative for acquiring first aid skills read more

History can help young people to see the ‘big picture’ about enslavement, says E Kay Traille read more

Barry Griffiths summarises key points of an online debate about family relationships read more

Annie Beaumont says that honesty, respect and trust are the foundations for getting on together read more