Tag Archives: learning

School Homework: the quick pros and cons

“With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Homework: here’s a subject that causes as much upset for educators as it does for parents and students. Does homework work? How should it … Continue reading

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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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Einstein’s Greatest Idea? How to Deal with Error.

OK there will be times during this post that I’m going to refer to ideas about which I have only the faintest grasp. Like when a cat sees a car and knows only to get out of the way, my … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Advice and Links in Families Leeds Magazine

Families Leeds is a great magazine for parents of Primary age children in the Leeds area. I distribute it at my Kip McGrath tuition centre in Adel LS16 and recommend it to many of my parents. It is full of ideas … Continue reading

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Five Quick Tips About Maths for Students and Parents

Most of the students who come to me come for extra maths tuition. The most commonly used word when parents phone me at Kip McGrath to book an initial free assessment is “confidence”. Students lack confidence with maths. If you … Continue reading

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