Extension and Enrichment in Learning

Extension and enrichment are two ways of making learning more challenging for learners with higher ability. This article discusses the difference between them and provides examples [...]

The Importance of Drama in the Development of Children by Rachel Lewin

Often, when choosing GCSE options at school, students open up about their dilemmas – “I want to do Drama, but it clashes with something that my [...]

Executive Function Skills – Simplifying a Young, High Potential Learner’s ‘Thinking’ and ‘Doing’

Introducing the executive function processes that allow the brain to plan, adapt and multitask 'like an air traffic controller'. What Are Executive Function Skills? Executive function [...]

Supporting a Child in the Five Areas of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others. Its development is distinct from the development of academic [...]

Emotional Intelligence and High Learning Potential

Whilst there is a common acceptance of the importance of academic aptitude when it comes to life chances, it is by no means the only kind [...]

Curiouser and Curiouser – Activities to Encourage Curiosity

Challenge the high learning potential brain to be inquisitive, happy and flourishing. What hobbies, facts or experiences intrigue your young person? Use these as a springboard [...]

Apps, Screen Use and Balance for Young People with High Learning Potential

Should you encourage your high learning potential (HLP) youngster to use meaningful apps – or to put down their gadgets? The latest research is contradictory but [...]

Developing Thinking Skills Through Board Games

Despite the millions of apps and video games that invade our everyday lives, board games (also known as tabletop games) are making a comeback to the [...]

20 Questions About “Pumice Rafts” – Cross-curricular Jump-off Points for Learning

Are you a teacher, home-educator or actively involved parent or guardian of a youngster with High Learning Potential (HLP)? Then you know the importance of finding [...]

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