Technology and Kids: 7 Ways to Unplug

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While interaction with online educational games and apps can be a learning experience for our kids, the percentage of young children who are trading in picture books for LED screens has crept up to astonishing levels. A recent report by Common Sense Media found that over one-third (38 percent) of 0- to 8-year-olds studied had used a smart phone, mp3 … Read More

Technology and Kids: 7 Ways to Unplug

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While interaction with online educational games and apps can be a learning experience for our kids, the percentage of young children who are trading in picture books for LED screens has crept up to astonishing levels. A recent report by Common Sense Media found that over one-third (38 percent) of 0- to 8-year-olds studied had used a smart phone, mp3 … Read More

5 study habits that are good for the body

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Exam period is a stressful time – both mentally and physically. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to look after our bodies when we’re absorbed in our study. Check out some handy study habits that are good for the body. Remember Exams are exhausting for us mentally, but they can also take their toll physically.

The Changing Role and Purpose of the School Website

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By Mal Lee The role, purpose and importance of the school website is changing at pace in those schools globally that have moved to a digital operational base, are on track to normalise the use of the digital throughout and which are rapidly creating their own, unique, tightly integrated digital ecosystem. The digital evolution that is transforming every facet of these … Read More

Exam Writing Tips: How to Answer Exam Questions

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This is what it all comes down to; you’re sitting in the exam hall, waiting to get your hands on that anticipated piece of paper. You’ve jammed a ton of information into your brain and your fingernails are non-existent – it’s time to get down to business! Yes the exam environment may be different across disciplines. Computing students will sit … Read More

Learning Styles

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Learning Styles ALL STUDENTS ARE CREATED EQUALLY (AND DIFFERENTLY.) The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that every student learns differently. Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information. For example, when learning how to build a clock, some students understand the process by following verbal instructions, … Read More

The Responsive Classroom® Approach

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The Responsive Classroom® Approach The Responsive Classroom approach is an innovative way of teaching developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC). Since the 1990s it has emerged as a nationally renowned method of teaching. The NEFC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by a group of public school educators seeking to share the knowledge, skills, and philosophies they … Read More

STEM Education

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STEM Education STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and encompasses a vast array of subjects that fall into each of those terms. While it is almost impossible to list every discipline, some common STEM areas include: aerospace engineering, astrophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, mathematical biology, nanotechnology, neurobiology, nuclear physics, physics, … Read More

10 Effective DAP Teaching Strategies

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An effective teacher or family child care provider chooses a strategy to fit a particular situation. It’s important to consider what the children already know and can do and the learning goals for the specific situation. By remaining flexible and observant, we can determine which strategy may be most effective. Often, if one strategy doesn’t work, another will. Acknowledge what … Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies: A Recipe For Success

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Effective Teaching Strategies: A Recipe For Success Effective teaching strategies are one of the cornerstones of classroom success. You need to put in place, first of all, a good classroom management plan followed by a sound behaviour management plan but once they are in place and you’re comfortable with them you’re ready for the ‘main act’, namely teaching your classes. … Read More