Explore spatial thinking, motor control and other early development topics tonight at 8pm

In a child’s early years their brain is making more than a million new connections every second. It’s an essential time for learning. For primary teachers especially, but also fascinating for anyone with an interest in how the brain works.

This evening, 8pm GMT, Rebecca, Mark and Katie are on hand to chat about early years development. We hope to see you there.

Last week’s Early Development chat featured conversations about bilingualism, students’ motivations to read, reading and typing on a screen compared to paper, and the Montessori approach to teaching maths. Read the chat transcript here.

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The most popular question this week has been about the use of mobile phones. Most research mentioned seems to indicate banning phones in schools might improve performance. Divided attention anyone? What are your views? Is banning an option?

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Posted on February 13, 2018 by modkatie in News.

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