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How to make the most out of study sessions

As students progress through their education, (inevitably) studying becomes increasingly important and potentially trickier. Making the most out of each study session is crucial for understanding, learning, remembering and of course, one’s overall success. But of course, this is easier said than done. How do I become more productive? Why do I procrastinate so much?…
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How to make a study plan

Before we kick off on how to make a study plan, let me quickly describe what a study plan is and why it is important for your learning. A study plan is a visual organisation strategy which timetables study, meetings, extra-curricular activities, and anything else in your life. It can even include goals and motivational…
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Why teaching empathy is important

“Empathy is the antidote to shame” – Brene Brown   Empathy. It’s one of the strongest qualities an individual can have but one that has often been reflected as a weakness. Empathy is an emotion that gives us the ability to feel emotion for others; to experience someone else’s feelings. It is the ability to…
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How your child’s emotional wellbeing can affect their learning

As with all of us, we must nurture and listen to what our body and mind are asking of us. We need a balanced diet, regular exercise and plenty of rest to carry out our day-to-day responsibilities and children are no different especially when it comes to the development of a child’s mental and emotional…
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Failure: it’s an effect on us and how we can turn it around

Failure is inevitable. At various points in our lives, we will inevitably fail at one thing or another and if you are not failing, you are not learning. Failure is the best form of learning. When we fail, we can either; give up or, try again. More often than not, people choose to give up…
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Social Skills and their Importance for Children

According to expert research, throughout the first years of life, the right side of the brain develops first. The right brain is usually known as the ‘social side’ and is responsible for creating social connections. Therefore, children must be socialising for these connections to properly form. With the rise of technology, social interaction among children…
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What to do if you suspect your child has an Intellectual or Learning Disability

Suspecting or finding out that your child has an intellectual or learning disability can be difficult, particularly if you are uncertain what steps to take. Here are some pointer’s that we have learned: Monitor your Child If your child’s teacher or you suspect that your child has a learning or intellectual disability, monitor your child’s…
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Common Signs of Learning Disabilities

Learning Difficulties can be tough to diagnose, particularly if you are unsure of what to look for. Here are certain signs that may indicate a learning disability. Preschool Does not speak as much as most of the other children Has trouble with pronunciation Has slow vocabulary growth Is often unable to find the right word…
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The Two Sides of the Brain and Their Responsibilities

The brain is a complex organ. It has two hemispheres; the left and the right, that each have different responsibilities. Despite this, the two sides must work together in synchronisation. Desynchronisation between the two sides often leads to learning, mental health, or intellectual disorders. The responsibilities of the two sides are as follows:   Left…
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How You Can Help Your Child Create Positive Habits

From an early age, parents can help their children to create positive habits that will remain with them. These habits can include daily chores, showing empathy towards others, completing homework or study tasks, or eating a healthy diet. The earlier you introduce positive habits, the more likely that your child will adapt to these, and…
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