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Tes - 06 March 2020

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The robot that beams children from hospital to classroom

AI beams children from hospital to the classroom

When a child has to spend time in hospital, they can quickly become isolated from their friends and fall behind on their learning. But Cath Kitchen and Sarah Dove say that artificial intelligence is...

6 min read 6 Mar 2020
How Ian Martin unleashed aliens in his local primary
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How comedy writer Ian Martin unleashed aliens in his local primary

What happened when world-renowned television comedy writer Ian Martin, famous for award-winning political satire, ran a scriptwriting club in his local primary school? Blood, gore, extraterrestrials...

7 min read 6 Mar 2020
Tes focus on... imagination
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How schools can get pupils to be imaginative

Everyone agrees imagination is important, though you can’t quantify it. So how can schools get their pupils to be better at harnessing this mental power? Dan Worth speaks to the researchers trying to...

8 min read 6 Mar 2020
How to get over our fixation with fixed ability
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Is a pupil’s ability really fixed?

The idea that pupils have a fixed level of ability has a negative social, emotional and academic impact, writes Phil Wright. The primary head explains how he brought a culture of Learning Without...

7 min read 6 Mar 2020
Teach children about the British Empire

Teach children about the British Empire, warts and all

Nostalgia for the British Empire’s heyday – and ignorance of the misery it brought for the millions under colonial rule – persists in our society, so teachers must work hard to dispel the myths and...

9 min read 6 Mar 2020
How Ian Martin unleashed aliens in his local primary
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How comedy writer Ian Martin unleashed aliens in his local primary

What happened when world-renowned television comedy writer Ian Martin, famous for award-winning political satire, ran a scriptwriting club in his local primary school? Blood, gore, extraterrestrials...

7 min read 6 Mar 2020
Tes focus on... imagination
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How schools can get pupils to be imaginative

Everyone agrees imagination is important, though you can’t quantify it. So how can schools get their pupils to be better at harnessing this mental power? Dan Worth speaks to the researchers trying to...

8 min read 6 Mar 2020
How to get over our fixation with fixed ability
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Is a pupil’s ability really fixed?

The idea that pupils have a fixed level of ability has a negative social, emotional and academic impact, writes Phil Wright. The primary head explains how he brought a culture of Learning Without...

7 min read 6 Mar 2020