Educational Publications

The Thinking Child

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Now in its second edition, The Thinking Child is fully updated with reference to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. The book considers the most recent research into the brain and learning, and offers practical advice on how to reflect these findings in the classroom. The Thinking Child gives guidance on current challenges facing practitioners, such as dealing with stressed and over-scheduled children, ensuring inclusion, and addressing practical issues that might arise in different settings. It offers advice on implementing statutory requirements while maintaining the right balance between child-initiated and adult-led activities.

The ALPS Approach

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In The ALPS Approach - Accelerated Learning in Primary Schools, Nicola Call takes the research collected by Alistair Smith and shows how it can be used to great effect in the classroom. In over 280 pages, The ALPS Approach provides lots of practical and accessible examples of strategies that can be used to raise standards in schools. Featured in many publications for its focus on classroom strategies that could invigorate teaching and learning, this book provides a wealth of practical and creative ideas to raise student motivation and self-esteem.

The Thinking Child Resource Book

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In its second edition, The Thinking Child Resource Book is fully updated with reference to initiatives including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. The Thinking Child Resource Book has become an indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, while also appealing to trainee teachers and parents.

The ALPS Approach Resource Book

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The ALPS Resource Book is structured carefully to extend the theoretical and practical advice given in The ALPS Approach and provide hands-on materials for those who work with children. Nicola Call and Alistair Smith provide over 1000 useful ideas that foster creativity while relating current brain-based learning research and theory to practice.