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What is the point of learning anything?

Jamie You’re just going to forget it anyway. Well, perhaps not. But this proverb is common enough to…

What I Learned About Exams at Uni that I Wish I’d Known at A-Level

Hughie ‘Study Skills’. The term brings to mind boring afternoons of workshops, useless tips from your geography teacher,…

Teaching styles

Tamara As a graduate in Mathematics and a current postgraduate in Mathematical Finance, I can confirm there are…

Ending intimidation and building confidence in the classroom

Alexandra Educators can easily forget how the classroom can be a scary place, particularly when studying a new…

Why do we study history?

Christian “Why do we study history?” is a question asked far more than it ought to be. It…

Creative Education

Maxime Over the past 20 years our world and modern societies have changed tremendously, especially due to the…

Wellbeing through art

Tanaz I believe being creative and allowing playfulness with ideas and emotions can play a huge role in…

Why Bother with Poetry?

Patrick A few years ago, a student in Northern Ireland asked me how poetry was relevant to real…

Using the Protégé Effect for Your Benefit

Lydia ‘while we teach, we learn’ (Seneca c. 4 BC – 65 AD) Have you ever spent hours…

How to Plan and Implement a Small Research Project

Mark For the novice researcher, planning, implementing and reporting on a research project can be daunting tasks. This…

Infectious Enthusiasm.

Angus I am someone who was fortunate enough to grow up in a household which proudly celebrates two…

Language Learning: How Duolingo won the Pandemic

Megan I am someone who was fortunate enough to grow up in a household which proudly celebrates two…

International Baccalaureate: Top Skills for Top Marks

Kimberley Aiming for 40-45 IB Points? Here are three top skills you need to refine. As we enter…

The benefits of teaching creative writing

Tilda Tutoring English inevitably involves working through plenty of spelling, grammar and comprehension tasks. When teaching younger children,…

The 4 learning styles and how to accommodate them

Eliza If I could turn back time to my early school days one of the main things, I…

But how do we know that we are enlightened?

Aaron The innate curiosity of the human toddler is a part of our personality we unfortunately seem to…

Creativity in Education

Maryam Prior to teaching I was studying and working within the field of Art and Design. It has…

Patience is a virtue

Callum Throughout life I have always found patience to be one of the hardest skills to master, yet…

The benefits of music

Gemma If music is the food of love, then sing on…. Singing is freedom, art and expression. Above…

Programming – what’s the point?

Jamie Programming is a skill seldom taught during school. Many schools lack the expertise required to teach the…

Practise makes perfect

Rory We’ve all heard the phrase ‘practise makes perfect’. As a secondary school Music teacher, it’s a phrase…

Reflections on Teaching In Uganda

Elena I remember the sighs that accompanied the unenthusiastic train commutes to school; the same faces, the same…

Cultural capital biases

Imogen In criticism of meritocratic ideology, common discourse attributes inequity in educational outcomes to the broad notion of…

The Power of Literature

Rachel One particularly common and unwelcome side-effect of taking an English Literature degree is having to face the…

THE POWER OF MINDSET

Harvey There are so many unfair and inaccurate assumptions that are made in the education sector. The assumption…

How creative practice can support your learning

Jessica In the Easter break of my master’s degree, I enrolled myself on a residential ceramics course. Alongside…

Working Harder To Work Smarter in English

Tom I want to start by making clear that I am not an advocate of work for work’s…

The Benefits of Reading for Pleasure

Kevin According to research by the National Literacy Trust in the U.K., children today read less frequently than…

Attention Exploitation

Augustine Our attention is a scarce resource. In order to be able to do what matters, we must…

Inclusive teaching

Stefania While tutoring inclusive teaching refers to pedagogical practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for students of…
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