Although we are a wee company, we try and support those who are just starting out in their publishing career whenever we can and offer work experience to students. For the past ten weeks, we’ve had the pleasure of having Emma in our busy but friendly office. She has been helping with both marketing and editorial tasks and has been getting a flavour of what it is like to work in the book industry.
In schools across the country, the last eighteen months have brought a whirlwind of course and exam changes at the senior phase. Here at Bright Red we have been busy updating many of our National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher books to meet the SQA changes too.
A wonderful part about being a small business is being able to do things (or try to do things!) that larger companies might not be interested in, or don’t think is worth their while. At Bright Red, we go out of our way to try and offer a bit extra to our customers whenever we can. This is why we distribute from our own wee warehouse in Fife to offer the quickest turnaround on orders and best customer service.
So you’ve got your students reading, but how do you get them to remember what they’ve read? And how do you get them to apply this knowledge?Continue reading “Active reading: 5 tips to get students learning while reading”
What’s not changing at the moment? The world seems to be in a state of flux. Zoom right in on Scottish education and it is a similar picture. Teacher workloads and salaries are often in the spotlight, the introduction of primary testing is a hot topic and the challenges around increasing attainment are never far from the headlines either. It can be quite hard to keep up with it all.
The change from the old Technological Studies to Engineering Science can no doubt be seen as a good thing – pupil numbers have gone up, achievement and attainment has gone up, and schools that dropped the old course years ago for one reason or another are now offering Engineering Science. From 2014 to 2015 an additional 40% of pupils took up Engineering Science.
At a certain point in life – let’s just call it early middle age – birthdays can feel somewhat understated. With the exuberance of coming of age at 18 and 21, the growing up marker of 30 and the landmark 40 firmly under your belt (this writer’s certainly), personal celebrations get a little more routine. At the same time, other people’s birthdays start to become far more interesting as they grow up or hit some of the milestones mentioned above.