With the summer holidays drawing to an end, we need to start thinking about the new academic year. This is a new beginning and a big step for children. They gain new responsibilities and learn more challenging material.   Amongst the preparation of new stationary and school shoes, there’s undoubtedly some nervousness. Starting the new…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Many of us are now working from home during these unprecedented times, including teachers. Which is why it can be challenging separating work from home life.   What is usually our living space is becoming our workspace, too. This means a lot of people are adapting to a work and home environment in the same…

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Carol Dweck states that there are two types of mindsets: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.   Dweck was interested in the way the mind works and studied this by observing students completing a series of puzzles. She was particularly fascinated with how well some students coped under pressure, versus how easily some became…

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