The Ultimate Mathematics Teaching Tool?

Back in the day when our Director was a primary teacher, he used various resources to help children develop a greater understanding of numbers and the number system. Armed with boxes of counters, Dienes, cuisenaire rods, multi-link, multi-bond, number lines and 100 squares, he would create problems to be solved and investigations to be erm, investigated. While reading a recent article …

Creativity: Sharing (Y)our Games Worldwide

“Miss, they’re playing OUR game in London!” We always smile when we hear comments such as these…that moment when children recognise that the games they have devised – with rules, scoring systems and strategies – are being played by children in other schools around the UK. Following a Twitter conversation between Kimberley Sutton from AussieED, Buzz Burman from Night Zoopeeper and ourselves, it seems …

Education Show 2015: 2 Way Learning

  Having attended the Education Show as delegates in the past, we are really looking forward to making our debut as exhibitors at the NEC this week. We will be sharing a stand with the irrepressible team from Nightzookeeper, who have been creating waves with their innovative World Creative Writing Month event. For details of what they have been doing, …

Gravitating South: the Spread of Obesity and Inactivity

  Here goes…a long overdue blog post following a 2 month sojourn ‘Down Under’ which involved a series of meetings with various educators in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland. The spaces between these places may not have featured on any business agenda, but they did provide us with anecdotes and inspiration in abundance.   The initial seeds for the trip …

Tagi Helps Tackle Inactivity & Obesity

We were really pleased to welcome ‘Tagi’ to Team Tagtiv8 earlier this term. Tagi was introduced to us by the very wonderful Simon ‘Buzz’ Burman from Night Zookeeper. When we introduced Tagi to others, a few commented that he slightly resembled Tony the Tiger, who used to be THE grrrrrreat iconic ambassador for Kellogg’s Frosties. A humorous conversation with certain …

Talent, Super Heroes, Belief and Fish

We were pleased to be invited to attend the Leeds Active Schools 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Royal Armouries, where we met many teachers and coaches from the region, all of whom were passionate about their roles. Following a lively Wake Up/Shake Up, the event started with reflections on the successes and achievements of ‘Le Grand Depart’ and the desire …

Into the Valleys: Rugby, Music and Well-Being

We were really pleased to be invited to the Rhondda Cynon Taf Head Teachers Conference in Cardiff earlier this month to present our ideas and games.   Our debut in the Valleys may have involved an 11 hour round trip, but it was still most worthwhile. The event was kicked off by Phil Steele, a true raconteur, who entertained the delegtes …