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What do schools really mean by ‘mixed ability’?

Brendan Pavey, Head Teacher at North Bridge House Senior Hampstead, explains what schools really mean by ‘mixed ability’. The world of…

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The smartphone dilemma

Bill Hanrahan, a technology education coach and social studies teacher at International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy in…

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Who benefits most from the “all-through school” model?

Cognita schools are as diverse as the students they educate. We encourage our educators to develop approaches to education, based…

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Thought leaders in education speak out at The Festival of Education 2018

Cognita was proud to play a lead role in helping shape the biggest education event in the UK calendar last…

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Could technology solve the ‘reading for pleasure’ crisis?

There is an underlying concern a lot of teachers face: that children simply do not want to read, says Letitia…

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Using technology to improve our craft. An introduction to micro-teaching

“Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better”, said…

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Should you give your curriculum some fresh air?

Over the years, several studies have revealed the benefit – even necessity – of spending time outdoors and when the…

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How can teachers nurture “thinking”?

Elenice Lobo, Educational Director at PlayPen Bilingual Education in Brazil, examines the ways in which teachers can help their students develop…

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Reading for pleasure, a door to our future

Adolescents will need to read and write more than other time in history, argues Hollie Slater, Grade 1 teacher at…

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Schools should not be mistaken for workplace training grounds

 It is common for people to fall into the trap of viewing a school as simply a place of preparation…

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What is “Cooperative Learning” and why should you introduce it to your classroom?

Amy Melton, Grade 1 teacher at the International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) in Vietnam, contests that by introducing Cooperative Learning…

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ICT classes vs Ed-Tech integration explained

The way that a school uses technology in its curriculum depends on many factors. Adam Torrens, Elementary Ed-Tech Coach at…

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‘Gifted’ and talented? Why setting by ability limits student outcomes

As a new book throws into question whether any child is born ‘gifted’, Danuta Tomasz, Cognita’s Assistant Director of Education,…

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How metacognition drives learning

If we’re to truly unlock potential and develop lifelong learning skills in children, metacognition is the key. Stefanie Waterman, Head…

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Kant in the classroom: Should a school spend time teaching young children philosophy?

If philosophy is taught across the school, it can create and change a whole school’s culture, contends Brodie Bibby, Headteacher…

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Are we teaching our children to fish? ‘How’ we learn is far more important than ‘what’ we learn

It’s not what children are learning, but how they are learning that is of most importance, argues Meaghan Allen, Primary…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Man vs machine: the future of technology in education

In a series of articles for Education Post, Malcolm Kay, Superintendent of Stamford American School Hong Kong looks at innovation…

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Augmented reality: a game changer for schools?

With increasing talk of augmented reality finding a home in education, Nick Coulter, Head of Visual Arts at Australian International…

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Music: Luxury lesson or intrinsic part of Early Years education?

With the Times Education Supplement reporting that music in UK state schools “could face extinction”, Jo Stone, Head of Music…

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Would you offer teenagers a later start to the school day if science suggested you should?

In an article for the Times Education Supplement, Jonathan Taylor of North Bridge House School Canonbury in the UK tackles the…

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The homework debate – when is enough, enough?

In the wake of a ‘homework strike’ in Spain, the debate about whether homework should be regulated arrives in Spanish…

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Making ‘virtual reality’ a classroom reality

Craig Kemp, Head of Education Technology at Stamford American International School in Singapore contests that having a virtual reality kit in school…

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