Building a Learning Powered Environment

Starting in a new school and new classroom brings new opportunities and ways of thinking. Over the last few months,…

EYFS up!

Learning from others: A focus on EYFS pedagogy. There is so much to learn from spending time in different year…

School 21: A moral purpose and a movement

Moving, brilliant, transformative: Those are three words that come to the top of my head when I think about yesterday's…

Get your walls to speak “Learnish”

When you start to delve into incorporating learning power approaches into your classroom, you begin to realize you can tweak…

Lessons in resilience: be more honey badger.

Learning Power Kids was created to empower teachers and students. It’s supposed to be a little mine of resources and…

Investment + learning power = learning dynamite

I’m excited just thinking about writing this blog! I’ve just returned from two trips to two incredible schools. Both Ofsted…

Inspiration from others 

Us teachers don't often get the opportunity to visit other classrooms in our own schools, let alone in other schools,…

Weaving learning power into MFL.

During a recent meeting with Guy Claxton, he mentioned that teachers sometimes find it tricky to thread learning power into…

Teachers as learners …

John Hattie and Guy Claxton both advise us to show the "guts" of learning to children as much as possible.…

Consistency, creativity and conformity – what’s the missing link?!

Over the past few years, with the increasing pressure from the government and OfSTed to "perform", I have become particularly…

Giving children ownership – “How could you learn about telling the time?”

This week the children have been learning to tell the time. We began our learning by exploring what the children…

Editing writing – being teachers

I love the start of the New Year! Children always come in more ready to learn and seemingly more aware…

Building in open-ended opportunities for children and levels of challenge

This week, I have really been thinking about how to take the cap off children's learning and encourage them to…

Noticing, mimicking and planning in Art

If you want your children to get better at each learning disposition, you not only want to teach in a…

Growth Mindset Groupings

In this week's staff meeting, we shared ideas about how to group children to develop Growth Mindset and Learning Power.…

The beginnings of teaching empathy …

Empathy is one of the key 'learning muscles' in Building Learning Power. It is important to teach for so many…

The beginnings of  teaching collaboration

As the term goes on, we are beginning to teach the children about collaboration - what it looks like, sounds…

Building our role play

This week we have spent some building a castle role play area. Children's learning can so easily be "cut" by doing…

Planning Time

We have spent much of the first week teaching the children about "Planning Time". This is a time in the…

First week thoughts …

After a few day's Inset back in school, we've started planning for the first week back with our new classes.…

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