Can playing chess make you smarter? – Maybe not!

When you think of someone who plays chess on a regular basis, there is a good chance that you are going to think of someone who is clever as well as good at maths. With this in mind, it is little wonder that many children around the world are encouraged to try their hand at […]

5 Ways to teach Your Child about the Joys of The Library!

Lots of things have changed over the last few decades. One of those things is how we keep ourselves entertained, and the same goes for our children. It’s all too easy to plonk them down with a smartphone or tablet, watching videos on YouTube or something on TV. Now, we aren’t saying that twenty years […]

Machine learning and one to one tuition

Technology does anything but stand still. So just when we’re starting to get to grips with VLEs, now we have to talk about machine learning! If it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m not. Technological improvements, not just for their own sake but for the sake of easier learning a more well-educated population, are welcome in […]

How to get boys reading?

Do you feel that reading just isn’t as popular with children these days? We’re all too wrapped up in our iPhones and tablets, after all, and attention-grabbing apps and games are too much competition for boring old books. Well, you might be surprised to learn that sales of children’s books rose by 16% over the […]

The Importance of Children Learning Music

  In our modern age of cuts, the music and the arts are often the first to the chopping block. Generally, the reasoning behind learning music (or learning to paint, or learning to craft for that matter) has always been woollier than the reasons why we should study maths and science. Whereas maths and science […]

What is The Growth Mindset?

It has been taking the U.S. by storm, and it’s about to hit the shores of the U.K. as well. The ‘growth mindset’ movement is the latest way that psychologists think education could be changed for the better. So before it hits, let’s take a look at what exactly a ‘growth mindset’ is, and why […]

Children’s Experience of School in South Korea

  South Korea is almost always at the top of international rankings for education. In maths and science, for instance, South Korea is regularly one of the top three (if not number one). This probably won’t come as any surprise to you: it’s fairly well known that Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and Singapore […]

The Positive Impact of Reading on Children’s Development

The positive impact of reading on children’s development is common knowledge. Events like World Book Day promote literacy, each year, as the answer to many if not most of the problems our education system faces. But where has this idea come from? Is it a simple assumption that maybe doesn’t have a basis in solid […]