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Kids excel & schools save SEN money

Almost all of our schools are finding they have less funding available that in turn effects the increasing demands on Special Needs Budgets.  So what can we do for less whilst kids excel? Imagine what it would be like if … Continue reading

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New: The Elephants in the Classroom

The Elephants in the Classroom: Uncovering Every Student’s Natural Power of Mental Imagery to Enhance Learning My latest book, The Elephants in the Classroom talks directly to parents and teachers, providing a much-needed new perspective on the explosion of learning difficulties in our … Continue reading

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The cost of learning difficulties

I want to tell you a story about Freddy Freddy (not his real name), was a bright child and used to go to school – how did his parents know he was bright? Creative, charming, a bit of a character. His … Continue reading

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Empowering Learning in offender rehabilitation

A few years ago, Olive Hickmott was approached by David Apparicio and Jackie Hewitt-Main separately, two entrepreneurs, whom had a passion for working with offenders in custody to give them a second chance in life. This is a brief review … Continue reading

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Research into who has good mental images

This morning on BBC Breakfast TV, Prof Adam Zeman, University of Exeter discussed what he is calling Aphantasia, the inability of some people to see mental images. He says Aphantasia is not a disorder, disability or a condition, it is just … Continue reading

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We know it works, we know why it works and how to teach it.

We just need more people to try improving literacy and numeracy. What is stopping you giving mental imagery a go? You may feel: you have tried everything, and you can be bothered you don’t want to feel stupid again you haven’t … Continue reading

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What will the Election do to Education?

My professional passion is to ensure that “No student has a reading and writing age level below their chronological age.” We know this can be done, but it needs to start early and ensure that every child has the ability … Continue reading

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