Creative Teaching & Learning

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Issue 1.1

School of rock!

Putting music to flm images can show music to young people in a new way. Kofi Acheampong reports on the ‘soundtrack composing’ summer workshop he ran with year eight students.

Date:
03/04/2010
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The ‘Morbach monster’

Crispin Andrews explains how to dissect a text with a primary school class – using werewolf legend ‘the Morbach monster’ to explore suspense, scene setting and the fantastic.

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04/04/2010
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Project plan: Making your own country

Kerrie Sharron explains how helping students invent their own country teaches them about government systems. The pack includes three lessons - where the country is invented in a state of anarchy, a military coup establishes a dictatorship then an underground resistance begins.

Date:
02/04/2010
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Editorial - Bursting the education bubble

Welcome to the first re-named edition of Teaching Thinking and Creativity - now called ‘Creative Teaching and Learning’.

Date:
04/04/2010
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Lured into learning

Secondary school teachers know the importance of a good lesson ‘starter’ – one that intrigues the children and pushes them to ask questions. Hywel Roberts explains why ‘lures’ are so important – and how to fnd good ones.

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04/04/2010
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Technology and learning

We look at five great school projects which bring the latest technology into the classroom. These creative teachers have made maths, bricklaying and 16th century literature accessible to the Bebo generation - with their lateral lesson planning.

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04/04/2010
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The knitted rainforest

Students at Lindens primary school, Walsall, have knitted a 6m tall recycled rainforest! Christine Kingdom explain how the project boosted maths skills, handwriting and creativity.

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04/04/2010
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Home truths

Children learn all the time – not just in the classroom. A new project, where children document their successes outside school, can build confidence, say Clara Lemon and Graham Hopkins.

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04/04/2010
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Sustainable design

‘Teaching for sustainable design’ has become a compulsory part of the D&T curriculum. Charlotte Chapman explains how to support students in self-expression.

Date:
05/03/2010
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21st century history

The museum of London is reopening with a new set of galleries – and a new e-learning centre for schools. Rhiannon Looseley explains what teachers can find.

Date:
04/04/2010
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Thinking to write!

To improve writing results, sometimes you have to throw away the paper and pens. Paul Gwilliam explains how two thinking strategies – ‘P4C’ and ‘Thinking Maps’ – boosted literacy at his junior school.

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04/04/2010
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Speaking into meaning

Both the Cambridge Primary Review and the Rose Report encourage classroom discussion. Dr Sue Lyle explains why noisy classrooms promote the deepest learning.

Date:
04/04/2010
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