Category Archives: Learning

What to say and what not to say to students

In response to the BBC article on what not to say to exam stressed teens, here’s a few personal and unresearched notes on what might work. Any further ideas gratefully received! Want a cuppa? Support is what is needed. Not … Continue reading

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Homework and Confidence Building

Following an article in the Sydney Daily Telegraph about homework, here are a few reasons why Kip McGrath homework really works and a few ideas about how to maximise the rewards of homework and how it can help build confidence for students. The … Continue reading

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Stop The Summer Brain Drain

Here’s an article which I wrote for the July/August issue of Families Leeds. STOP the SUMMER Brain Drain… How do you stop the hard work of the past academic year simply falling out of your child’s head over Summer? Should you … Continue reading

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Diary entry 25.09.2013

Parents often want to know if students work in groups at Kip McGrath. The answer is yes and there are two reasons why group work is so important. The first is that even though our Kip McGrath Centre is Ofsted … Continue reading

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Train Your Tired Brain – Management Tip of the Day – July 09, 2013

See on Scoop.it – TutorLeeds education notes Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today’s topics and challenges in business management. Bill Moody‘s insight: People understand the importance of taking a break … Continue reading

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Who are the unseen children?

Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, is in many of the papers today because of a report Ofsted have produced discussing the educational welfare of “unseen” students. Who are these ‘unseen children’? Are they unseen because they are poor? There … Continue reading

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10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Child via Lifehacker

Here is an excellent reminder from the ever excellent Lifehacker organisation. Child Psychology is different from adult psychology and children see the world in much more black and white terms. Even if you disagree with the effectiveness of these techniques … Continue reading

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