Tag Archives: Teaching

A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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How can children learn autonomously?

Many parents who home school use an autonomous approach to their children’s learning. It can be quite hard to understand how this could possibly work if you’re used to school, where children have no choice in the activities set to … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Online tutoring – all your questions answered

It’s only natural to wonder if tutoring works and ask whether online tutoring is as good as sitting down face-to-face with a tutor. This blog post is designed to shed light on the world of tutoring and give you the facts you … Continue reading

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Should we be worried about advertising in secondary schools?

A few weeks ago I blogged about the NUS’s call to arms as it looks to recruit UK Universities into backing its new campaign to ban advertising from payday loan companies on campuses across the UK. A ongoing wider debate on the … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Bizarre games exam invigilators play

Ask most students to describe in one word the experience of sitting exams and ‘boring’ would be the response a fair wedge of the time. There’s not much fun to be had sitting in silence for and hour or two … Continue reading

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Should payday loan companies be banned from advertising at all UK universities?

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called on more UK universities to get behind its campaign aimed at protecting students from marketing by payday loan companies. Payday loan adverts are already banned from campus at the University of East … Continue reading

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Why the History Curriculum in British Schools Needs to be Changed

Many history degree students at university here in the UK do not necessarily look back fondly on their history classes in secondary school. While some wish to believe that they have chosen to pursue history degrees because they were so … Continue reading

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Should pornography be included in sex education lessons?

A report published last week by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (pithily entitled ‘Basically… porn is everywhere’) found that a significant number of children access pornography. The study reveals that the level of pornography children are exposed to is … Continue reading

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My perfect teacher in ten traits

I think that most of us hold a particular teacher from our childhood in cherished memory; that special person who ignited fires of inspiration and instilled within us a thirst for learning. There are loads of good teachers out there, … Continue reading

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