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  • Is failure the secret to success for pupils?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Convincing pupils that failure is the secret to success can be a tough ask… It’s not a ground-breaking statement or anything new at all to suggest that people need to fail to succeed. It’s the stuff of motivational quotes and speeches - a staple ingredient, in fact. The notion that to be...

  • How to use project based learning?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Project based learning.  How can we use project based learning, and indeed, should we? What is Project Based Learning? The Buck Institute for Learning is an American Teacher Support organisation.  It describes Project based learning as something which: ‘… prepares...

  • What Makes a Good School?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    When parents are looking for a change and considering moving, they always try to find an area that has a good school for their kids. But what constitutes a “good school”? Parents don’t often have a guideline in mind when determining which school is better than the other. However, they should look...

  • Ways to Work with Your Students’ Behaviour

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    If you have spent anytime in the classroom educating either elementary or high school students, you know that every kid behaves differently. As the sole teacher in the room, you almost have to be a therapist and a juggler as you work with each student’s behaviour as best as you can. Listed below...

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  • Children Obesity, Is it time to ask all students to walk to their school?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    We cannot deny that children obesity is much more common today than was the case in the past. It is predicted that by 2030 three quarters of British men will be overweight, and two thirds of women.  Already, a third of children leave primary school weighing more than they should, with 20% of...

  • Understanding Learning Styles

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Bloom’s 1956 work places types of learning in a hierarchy of effectiveness, and in order to achieve the highest levels, we must know the learning styles of our students. Research has divided these learning styles into a number of broad categories.  Theory often bears little resemblance to...

  • Learning from Colleagues

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    By learning from colleagues, and sharing experience with them, everybody wins.  We become better teachers.  We learn new tips and strategies.  Our concerns are aired in a threat free environment.  Best of all, our students will receive better tuition. Such a regime is...

  • How To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    If we can improve parental involvement in the classroom, then we make our own lives easier…and improve the chances for our students. I remember with my own kids thinking that once they started school I could enjoy greater emotional freedom.  I could keep the joy, but abdicate some of the...

  • Hire a tutor in 5 mins, here's how

    By Danish Wadhwa, 24 Jan 2020

    Many parents haphazardly decide to hire a tutor to help their children. However, every child has unique needs, along with different mindsets for tutors that you need to consider before hiring. Whether your child is not clear with elementary grammar rules, juggling hard to understand Newton's laws...

  • How to settle students into the new school year

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The beginning of the new school year can be a very challenging time for students. Transition is a word that is used a lot in schools – usually referring to the move from primary to secondary – and much is done in most schools to make the transition smooth. New Intake Meetings, Taster Days and all...