Bus stop

19th September 2008 at 01:00

It's not every day that our education minister is seen wearing a smart yellow pinny. But when the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus went on the road for the first time in June, Fiona Hyslop dressed domestic. "Once the bus has been to a school, resources will be left behind, so that teachers can make sure the lessons learnt won't just be for one day, but for the rest of young people's lives."

The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus, which takes pupils 16 at a time, from the age of 4 upwards, and teaches them how to cook healthy, nutritious food, grown locally, will be parked for two days at the Scottish Learning Festival, SECC, Glasgow, September 24-25.

Stand HW12


Time it write

The authors of two new books will be on hand at the Hodder Gibson stand, says the Scottish educational publisher. The Learning Classroom by Brian Boyd takes a close look at A Curriculum for Excellence capacities and "explores the introduction of creativity to the classroom", while Paul Hamill's Challenging Behaviour - Understanding and Responding offers "behaviour management strategies that make a difference".

Both books belong to a Scottish CPD series co-published with The TESS. Other new titles from the publisher include Close Reading 7-9 and The Young Writer's Craft.

Stand J40. Authors: September 25, 12.30-1pm


One-stop shop

Future-friendly living is what it's about; sustainable development education is its official name. But whatever it's called, WWF Scotland, RSPB and Eco-Schools Scotland are making life easy for interested teachers by taking the same stand at the festival.

Stand IV2 with WWF Scotland, RSPB and Eco-Schools Scotland.

What did she say?

Connection with a teacher is crucial for kids in a classroom. But it won't happen if they can't hear what she is saying. "Young children don't have the life and language experience to fill in the blanks of missing information," says American firm Lightspeed. "They tend to dis- connect and become vulnerable to distractions."

Hearing problems in young children can be common and classrooms can get noisy. A wireless system that picks up words and sends it to speakers using infrared gives all a chance.

Stand F34



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