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Why our schools are failing our children

The word ‘school’ has, in the last ten years, become synonymous with: exams, stress, politics and an overarching theme of failure. And who is being failed? Our children… When looking for the answer, the knee-jerk- reaction is to point at those first in the firing line, the teachers. “But how can teachers successfully educate children… Continue reading Why our schools are failing our children

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Teaching Creativity in the Modern World.

Too often these days teachers hear the words, “I’m bored”. In a world full of instant gratification, fast food and next day delivery children have lost the innate skill of being creative, as everything now is done for them. Creativity is defined as; “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness” and… Continue reading Teaching Creativity in the Modern World.

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Keeping the Kids Busy over the Summer

Six weeks with the children is a daunting prospect for any parent. To plan an itinerary, juggle work, find a sitter, keep everyone happy, and stay sane, is a challenge! So to help parents this Summer, A-lined Tutors has created educational enrichment tours which run every Thursday from the 3rd-17th August 2017. The enrichment tours… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy over the Summer

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How to Combat Mental Health Issues in Primary Aged Children.

When imagining a child, one is met with images of someone free from worry, someone who can enjoy the simple pleasures of life; enthralled by the magic of a puddle, fascinated by myths and legends in their story books. However, ten percent of children and young people aged 5- 16 have a clinically diagnosed mental health issue.