Providing constructive and beneficial feedback for students

Providing constructive and beneficial feedback for students can be tricky. It is important to maintain a balance between providing positive feedback and constructive criticism. But how?   According to studies, negative feedback can discourage students and therefore be demotivating (Hattie & Timperley, 2007.)   Here are some ways to help with providing feedback for students:    …

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Using mindfulness to cope with stress

Mindfulness is a technique which is beneficial for stress relief, cognition and wellbeing, to name few.   It is useful for managing stress, by altering awareness and state of mind.   Here are some ways how using mindfulness can help to cope with stress:   Identify the source: Find the cause of the stress, it…

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How can we implement revision strategies for students?

Everyone studies in different ways, which is why there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to revision strategies.   It is important for students to find their own learning style ahead of exams so they know how to effectively revise.   Here are some ways students can prepare revision for their exams:     Start…

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Theory of multiple intelligences

Intelligence is understood as a cognitive process, involving understanding how we retain knowledge.   There is no one-size-fits-all with learning, which is why theorist Howard Gardner came up with the ‘Theory of Multiple Intelligences.’   Gardner suggests that there are multiple methods of teaching information, which may have to be presented in different ways for…

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How to Manage Stress

National Stress Awareness Day falls on the first Wednesday of November. This day about focusing on wellbeing and managing stress.   This years’ focus is on ‘stress at your workplace.’ According to UNISON, ‘work-related stress is one of the biggest health hazards.’ If stress levels aren’t maintained and monitored, it can lead to serious health…

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