5 tips for avoiding the gender bias trap

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A little while ago we looked at how gender stereotyping can have a detrimental effect on our children’s confidence, achievement and opportunities. (Read the piece here) Another effect recently reported is that gender stereotyping early on can also contribute to the huge discrepancy between the amount of girls and boys who choose subjects like science,... Read more »

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How the budget affects the best resource a child could have

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After the recent budget we all brace ourselves for cuts. Although unimaginable figures are promised to improve services, we know there will be hidden economies which will affect us locally through diminished resources – mostly in terms of staffing. There’ll be less policemen, less staff in hospitals and surgeries, and less funding for schools to... Read more »

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Thinking about value led learning

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You would assume that parents, teachers, educators, and anyone involved with children’s development and learning would have their actions and intentions firmly based in values. However, many professionals are under pressure. And value led approaches are often sidelined in the frenetic rush to keep on top of outcomes and results at the expense of more... Read more »

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Using education technology to build confidence with science

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Whether it’s helping with school homework, or home educating, or just in family discussions parents can often lack confidence with the subject of science. It’s also generally felt among parents and educators that science is perhaps not as important as Maths or English, for example. However, science underpins everything we do, everything we need to... Read more »

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5 tips for balancing healthy tech use

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Gaming and social networking are an integral part of family life now. It’s normal and acceptable for the kids to be spending a lot of their time at home online and messaging etc. However, in order for that to remain healthily in proportion to other pursuits we perhaps need some input into steering their attention... Read more »

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