Resources, thoughts and links related to my work with schools.
Game and Metcalfe 2009
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‘Hands up’ is a very common way of inviting pupil participation in lessons. However, research shows that typically only around 25% of the class raise their hands.
Magical results of modelling pair talk using a ‘talking toy’.
Sometimes we just assume our pupils have understood the lesson…
What a class of Manchester nine year olds decided to talk about in P4C.
In a recent SAPERE P4C update it was great to hear that P4C is being recognised by Ofsted as helping pupils with life readiness and wellbeing.
A great way to start the day in Early Years - developing early language and reasoning as well as engaging families in their child’s learning.
Fascinating programme on BBC Radio 4 today - made me deeply sad and compelled to do more…
Two fun warm-up games that you can use in your P4C practice.
Pupils immediately speaking in more powerful, articulate sentences as a result of a really simple technique.
Adults love doing P4C just as much as children…
Over the past few months I’ve been asking teachers whether they think P4C has changed them.
Ways to get children to generate philosophical questions from a stimulus.
Research from Durham University suggests…
This summer I was lucky enough to attend the annual summer seminar organised by the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) based at Montclair State University, NJ.
I was thrilled to see the newly-developed promise displayed in every classroom on a return visit to one of my 'talk schools'.
One thing children love about P4C is that it can be one of the most active parts of the school day.
I’ve been working with a group of Manchester teachers to discover how to optimise P4C in the teaching and learning of English. It’s been lovely to hear from pupils and teachers about some really positive experiences.