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Issue TTC10.1

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Film for thought

We see thousands of moving images every day – not just at home on TV, but increasingly on train TVs, bus TVs and moving adverts. But flm deserves attention, says Sabrina Broadbent, through Filmclub.org – an online community of after-school flm screening clubs funded by the DCSF.

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22/11/2009
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Media spies

We’re constantly bombarded with media images, but can children able to evaluate them critically? Kym Stewart shares the ‘media spies’ topic she has used with two classes in Canada – to help children uncover what advertisers are really saying.

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22/11/2009
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Any questions?

What if teachers stopped shouting “Silence in the classroom!” and started letting students ask questions? Jane Smith tried it with her class – and was thrilled with the results.

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22/11/2009
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Fringe theatre

The rewards of the performing arts can’t be measured in exams – but they can change the lives of children with special needs, says Rebecca Patterson. She observed dance teacher Ann Thornton at Heaton school to see what she could learn.

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Breaking the exam yoke

A levels are a two-year marathon of exams, coursework and cramming. But when Louise Astbury led her English Language class in a ‘life coaching’ role play project, she stuck to the curriculum and let her class have fun.

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22/11/2009
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Hats off to collaboration

Edward De Bono’s six thinking hats is so overquoted and misused that it’s become an educational cliché. Here’s how to use it properly, says Debra Kidd.

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22/11/2009
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Freedom to speak

Amid terror that our young people are growing up incapable of articulating themselves, the Rose review insists that teachers prioritise speech and drama. In this year eight -level cross-curriculum project pack, Kerrie Sharron shares how she prepared her class for Speakout Challenge - a speech competition for London and Essex schools.

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22/11/2009
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Keep on moving!

Tear up your seating plan and stack the chairs. Nicola Murray says getting your class moving will cement their learning – even at secondary level.

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22/11/2009
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The power of persona dolls

Early years children respond intuitively to ‘persona dolls’, says Marilyn Bowles – making them a great way to build cultural understanding and fght racism.

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22/11/2009
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Editorial - Debra Kidd

My two-year-old son refuses go to bed at night without a 'bit of Bob'. 'Bob' means 'Bob The Builder' - and he’s crazy about the theme tune. He climbs the stairs singing: "Can we fx it? Yes we can!"

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22/11/2009
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Making Spaces

When two theatre and lighting designers turned to classroom design, they revolutionised the use of light, sound and projection in lessons. Cathy Cross and Ben Willetts explain how.

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22/11/2009
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Epic dreams

Ben Hur? Pah! Andrew Beswick took on a much bigger directing challenge when he filmed a Roman Britain epic and got every child at his primary school to play soldiers. He reports on the project that taught practical skills, teamwork and creativity.

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22/11/2009
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