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Can active learning help to close the attainment gap?

A year of COVID restrictions, social distancing, and lockdowns has had an impact not only on children’s learning but also on their physical activity. Without the opportunity to burn off energy in the playground or take part in sports clubs, many children have been spending less time moving and more time in front of their screens....

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5 Reasons you should make your lessons more active

Gone are the days when a lesson meant sitting silently at a desk. Schools around the UK are beginning to see the benefits of active learning. Active learning focuses on the way students learn, not just on what they learn. It can take a variety of forms, but always involves pupils’ engaging in the lesson beyond the traditional ‘sat at a desk’....

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