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The best predictor of grades? Self-Discipline.

It’s that time of the year when teachers around the world write the end of year report cards and parents always ask on receiving them, how they can help their child’s grades improve. The answer lies not in ‘doing more’ but rather in ‘how things are done’. The comment, ‘Timmy needs to show more self-discipline,’… Continue reading The best predictor of grades? Self-Discipline.

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All I want for Christmas is, you…

Year after year I have parents asking me what presents would be sensible for their children at Christmas, and every year they seem surprised when I say the best present you can give them is YOU. Research commissioned by Highland Spring found that working parents spend on average just 34 minutes a day with their… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is, you…

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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.