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 […]
How to get boys reading?
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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 […]
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 […]
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 are […]
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 […]
The Situation Since television sets became commonplace in the average British household, parents around the country have known the delights of plopping their little one down in front of the screen and letting the world of child-oriented media take over the parenting duties while mum and dad get things done around the house. And in […]
Every parent wants the best for their child- and maybe the best way of ensuring a bright future for your child is to stimulate their intellect as best you can. Even though the debate between nature and nurture is far from over, there are some pretty sure fire tricks you can use to help your […]
It’s that time of year again- students across the country have been receiving their GCSE and A-level grades. But in news that is as unfortunate for our under-fire education system as it must have been for the students, there has been a ‘dramatic decline’ in the proportion of C grades or above, as well as […]
The Department of Education announced on 12th July that over the next 4 years, more than half of all primary schools in England will be adopting a South Asian method of teaching mathematics to pupils. The approach is known as the “Shanghai” or “Mastery” method of mathematics, and involves a traditional whole-class learning system in […]
Introduction A report this year by the Local Government Association has found that despite the government’s recent efforts at education reform, the system still faces the possibility of a shortfall of 10,000 places in primary schools around the country within the next four years. Highlighted in an article this year in the Guardian , the […]