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Initium: Cognitive Science and Research-Informed primary practice

Updated: Apr 1

The A-Z of secondary leadership with headteacher and author Andy Hunter.

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Have you ever wondered how the young minds in your classroom absorb knowledge? How do they transform from playful toddlers to inquisitive pre-teens ready to take on the world? The latest Teachers Talk Radio podcast episode features Emma Turner, a renowned educator and author, who sheds light on these mysteries.


In a world where education often becomes a race to cram information, Emma Turner brings a refreshing perspective that combines cognitive science with the natural development of primary pupils. Her new book, which was the focus of the episode, is a treasure trove of insights for anyone passionate about nurturing young learners.


Emma doesn't just talk theories; she dives into the practicalities of teaching. She discusses the importance of respecting each child's unique growth trajectory, the role of play in learning, and how to harness attention in a classroom buzzing with energy. Her approach is not about teaching to the test but about understanding the science behind how children learn and grow.


But what makes this episode a must-listen is the way Emma articulates her passion for primary education. Her belief that "the beginnings of all things are small, but the possibilities for our primary pupils are infinite" is a powerful reminder of the potential every educator holds in their hands.


If you're a teacher, a parent, or simply someone who values education, this episode will leave you inspired, informed, and ready to make a difference in the lives of your youngest charges. So grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and give it a listen. Your perspective on primary education might just change forever.


Listen to the episode now and join the conversation about how we can make cognitive science work for every child's beginning in education.


Catch up with the whole episode below!




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