Posts Tagged ‘Students’
8 back to school tips for parents
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…Read More
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
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
All you need to know: GCSEs and A Levels 2020
GCSE and A Level results are a little different this year due to the current pandemic. Students have been unable to sit exams and instead receive their final grades through teacher predictions and mock exam grades. On Friday 20th March, all schools were closed to everyone, asides from vulnerable children and children of…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
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
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…Read More
Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
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…Read More