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Blink Card Game The World's Fastest Game Toy/Game/Play Child/Kid/Children
Blink Card Game The World's Fastest Game Toy/Game/Play Child/Kid/Children

5.0 out of 5 stars multiple packs made easily available at a low price, 30 Nov. 2014
This is a really important developmental game for children and should be integrated with activities linked to programmes such as interactive metronome. However accessing these cards at a fair price and a consistent standard is very difficult. So unless the price is made more consistent; multiple packs made easily available at a low price; and associated products developed, it is economically worthwhile to make your own resources based on the concept of matching: number, colour shape.


Eduplay 120015 9 x 9 cm Tricky Fingers Game
Eduplay 120015 9 x 9 cm Tricky Fingers Game
Price: £8.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Great developmental tool!, 1 Feb. 2014
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Really good for developing bi-lateral integration and hand eye coordination. The irritating difficulty with which the balls are moved really forces children to open cognitive pathways - once it is mastered children are really proud of themselves.


Speedy Match
Speedy Match

5.0 out of 5 stars Bi-lateral integration puzzle, 1 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Speedy Match (Toy)
Excellent game to practice and develop problem solving skills that test laterality. We use it to both assess children and to develop skills. If children are using coping coping strategies you know there is a problem that needs investigating further.
The game works better as a classroom tool if you scan in and print some patterns to copy - then 5 children can work individually; and you avoid the problem of low achieving children avoiding the task and not striving to develop better cognitive skills.


Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
by Daniel T. Willingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.73

3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, 2 Feb. 2013
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Chatty style, lacks rigour, written for a popularist audience. From my experience parents deserve better than this - he really does not understand how children can overcome learning difficulties and use their neuro-plasticity to be able learners. Parents who are at their wits end trying to cope with an unhappy child need to be pointed in the direction of more effective solutions.
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The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of  Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
by James Zull
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good analysis of how human brains process learning, 2 Feb. 2013
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Well written book, probably the best author in this market place at the moment. It offers a lot of useful insights to enhance teaching and learning. Zull though is a professor in higher education, he largely sees very able students and is writing for teachers who are not working with a sea of special needs problems. His students are also at the older end of the age range so he is writing about the massive changes that children go through in their primary years and again with the on-set of puberty.


From Brain to Mind: The Developmental Journey from Mimicry to Creative Thought through Experience and Education
From Brain to Mind: The Developmental Journey from Mimicry to Creative Thought through Experience and Education
by James Zull
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Strong understanding of cognitive systems, 2 Feb. 2013
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Well written book, probably the best author in this market place at the moment. It offers a lot of useful insights to enhance teaching and learning. Zull though is a professor in higher education, he largely sees very able students and is writing for teachers who are not working with a sea of special needs problems. His students are also at the older end of the age range so he is writing about the massive changes that children go through in their primary years and again with the on-set of puberty.


Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools
Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools
by Roger Schank
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, 2 Feb. 2013
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Highly descriptive and chatty style, for me it lacked the rigorous analysis and holistic thinking that I would expect in a book of this kind these days. Too often he saw the brain as a closed system and failed to understand the vital role that quality of sensory inputs play or how the work of people like Sally Goddard Blythe relate to what goes on in a learning environment.


Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (The Series on School Reform)
Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (The Series on School Reform)
by Pasi Sahlberg
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent analysis of Finnish education systems, 2 Feb. 2013
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An honest account by Sahlberg of the strengths and weaknesses of the Finnish education system and why it seems to produce the best educational outcomes Worldwide. It does not claim to have all the answers and throws up a range of issues to reflect on for the future. There is enough detail to make good comparisons to the UK private education system, which in many respects has considerable similarities, and try to define areas all countries could make progress in addressing.
A good easy read, providing lots of thought provoking questions.


Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education: Technology, Politics, and the Future of Education
Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education: Technology, Politics, and the Future of Education
by Terry M. Moe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars It is excellent as an outline on the philosophy behind Right Wing education thinking, 17 Jan. 2013
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It is not the answer to liberating learning, it is too obsessed by quantifying everything. It is worth comparing this to Teach Like a Champion and then recent analysis of the Finnish education system to get a more balanced view of education.


ResultSport®Wooden Wobble/Balance Board with Anti-Slip PVC surface (50cm)
ResultSport®Wooden Wobble/Balance Board with Anti-Slip PVC surface (50cm)
Offered by ResultSport
Price: £35.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too sensitive, very good quality inputs, 17 Jan. 2013
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it is a beautifully produced product, but it is so sensitive that you cannot maintain balance and go on to do further more complex exercises.... if you want to really fine tune your balance skills with the rest of your sensory system and muscle systems than the bottom of this needs to be flattened off slightly...


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