Posts Tagged ‘Mindset’
How can we stop students procrastinating?
Working towards deadlines can often mean having to plan and set aside time for completing work. But sometimes students can put off doing work until the last minute when it is due. This could be for many reasons. Some people work better under pressure in a shorter time frame, whilst others may need to…Read More
Using blended learning approaches
Using blended learning approaches is a beneficial and popular method of teaching. Blended learning combines online learning materials alongside a traditional classroom methods. It is especially useful this year, as most students have had to learn from home. There are many forms of online learning. It involves using online tools, such as watching a…Read More
3 ways mindfulness can help teachers
A teacher’s role is to make a positive difference in their student’s lives. As a result, teachers can be under a lot of pressure in order to help their students’ achieve. Because of this, teachers can sometimes neglect their own wellbeing. That’s why practicing mindfulness is an important way to deal with stress and stay…Read More
Time management methods for teachers
A teacher’s schedule can be relatively full-on. Teachers need to balance making lesson plans, setting homework and teaching, to name a few. Time management methods for teachers can help to organise this. That’s why time management is crucial for balancing all of the tasks teachers are faced with on a weekly basis. …Read More
How metacognition complements learning
Metacognition skills are beneficial to students’ learning for many reasons. It improves the way people learn by being aware of their own thought processes. John Flavell coined the term metacognition in 1979; he defines it as the knowledge of one’s cognitive ability. Understanding the way we think improves how we learn by controlling our…Read More
Can Grit be taught and is it effective?
The term Grit was coined by Angela Duckworth. It can be defined as having passion and perseverance for achieving important long-term goals. That is why Grit is a useful strategy for students to practice. It teaches them to work hard and strive towards their goals. This poses the question: Can Grit be taught and…Read More
Motivation and Maslow’s Need Hierachy
What motivates people to work? Many scholars have tried to answer this, creating their own theory. An interesting motivation theory is Abraham Maslow’s Need Hierarchy. It is a theory of motivation which priorities our needs in order of importance. By doing so, they become easier to manage and reduces stress. Maslow suggests that…Read More
3 ways to help with teacher wellbeing
During these unprecedented times, we must learn to adapt to a new schedule and try to remain positive. But this isn’t always easy. Teachers are amongst the key workers who are under a large amount of stress and pressure to persevere during these times. That’s why prioritising mental health is essential, especially during these times…Read More
The expectancy theory of motivation
Motivation theories are created to help the individual focus on what they would like to achieve. They aim to increase productivity. The Expectancy Theory of Motivation focuses on the end goal of the what is being completed. Where other motivation theories focus on the needs or process, this theory by Victor Vroom is concerned…Read More
How can we stop students procrastinating when working from home?
Working from home can sometimes be a challenge. Naturally, we are used to having a separate work and home environment. But now that students are having to work from home more, without having an educational setting to complete work and study, this can be disrupting for them. So, how can students work efficiently without distractions? How…Read More