Broccoli – by Jenny Toerien and Joe Sanders

Natural detoxification, improved digestion, keeping you regular. These are the main benefits of eating broccoli. Nothing to do with actually liking it. Perhaps they've never properly tried it, gulping it down and moving onto the roast potatoes as quickly as possible, failing to appreciate its versatility, vibrancy and taste. Children and adults around the world …

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Reading for pleasure : making time, making a difference

Creating a reading culture at Oakham School Written by Bernadette O'Hanlon (Operations and Reader Development Librarian) It has long been acknowledged that reading for pleasure is linked to improving a child’s vocabulary. This knowledge alone should be sufficient in championing dedicated time for reading, for a limited vocabulary can be a barrier to understanding and …

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Borrowing and loaning expertise: why straitjacket ourselves to a single subject?

While many of us in the school teach more than one subject (particularly within the Social Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages and Junior Science) we certainly all have more than one A level, pool of knowledge, area of interest or even degree subject. There are times when being confined to a particular subject area can be …

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Teaching for metacognitive development

Today's TeachMeet brings a discussion on the principles behind metacognition, its role within the learning process and how we might go about developing it through our teaching. Julie and I will present some ideas, examples and classroom strategies. These are set out in the attached PowerPoint - which also contains some recommended reading at the …

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