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Bilingual Benefits

Around a year ago, I wrote a blogpost on the role of languages in a Brexit world, but I’d now like to explore the role that languages can play in your life as a learner. So, if you’re at all hesitant to start learning another language, read on to find out just how many benefits bilingualism could bring to you...

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Learning With Laughter

With the stress of exam season still heavy in the air, I thought we could all seek some light(er) relief in this post. Through my experience of teaching all ages, there has been one common key to success that has stuck out for me – FUN. That’s right, learning does not have to be all about rules and regulations for it to be successful...

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Extreme Education

With the new GCSE system about to take full effect, and the top mark (now a ‘9’) reserved for only 3% of the country, we have to ask ourselves – has testing in this country gone too far? Along with funding cuts for teachers, and rigorous testing beginning at an ever earlier age, it begs the question if we’re teaching our children that ‘good grades’ are more important that imparting knowledge and the joy of learning.

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Shaping Self-Starters

 

‘Improvement begins with I’ – and education begins with every child’s (and adult’s) individual ability. At a time when rigorous testing, and results-focused teaching, seems to be at the core of education, I thought it would be interesting to focus on the importance of being a ‘self-starter’, and how motivation can be the key accelerant for excellent learning.

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