Supporting and connecting: fantastic learning and organisational resources from The King’s School librarian

Philippa Rose, Librarian at The King’s School, has produced a wiki ( of free resources for schools who didn’t have access to teaching and learning resources.

Philipps has also created some short video presentations to help pupils (and adults) prepare themselves mentally (and in terms of organisation, planning, and goal-setting) for independent learning. It can be used a full series (called Get fit to study!), or you can just pick and choose the episodes most relevant to you.

It’s available via the wiki here: It’s also available as posts you can save on Instagram @kingsschoollibrary, or as audio version (with extra info) on Youtube (

Topics covered are:

1.      Create the right working conditions

  1. Shake up your routine
  2. A.C.E. your day
  3. Identify your support structures

2.      Managing anxiety

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Colourful breathing
  3. Grounding

3.      Improving self-awareness

  1. Identifying values
  2. Journaling
  3. Support Challenge Matrix
  4. Emotional literacy

4.      Defining success

  1. Identifying aspirations
  2. Choosing goals
  3. Making a plan
  4. Motivation

5.      How to tame time

  1. Brain bandwidth
  2. Pomodoro Technique
  3. The Leitner System
  4. Relaxation

6.      Building confidence

  1. Strengths smiley
  2. Confidence jar
  3. Imagery
  4. Control mapping