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Help kids cool down

May 22nd, 2018 / Naomi Lau

Time alone: Many families use the ‘naughty step’ technique, works for some but not for others. Sometimes trying new phrases can be beneficial such as ‘do you think you want some time alone?’ This gives them a chance to calmly reflect on the situation and allow them to have a breather rather than pointing the […]

Can apps help children learn?

May 8th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

Can apps really help children learn? the question that many parents wonder. It was great being able to quickly type in YouTube ‘Peppa Pig’ and moments later there was complete and utter silence… or perhaps the only way to get them to eat dinner was to let them have the iPad. Now you’re feeling concerned, […]

Do rewards work in classrooms?

April 18th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

As a teacher have you ever found yourself thinking of what you can do to change certain student behaviour? Rewards can affect student behaviour but when is it ok to use them and why? Rewards are a motivating factor for all and especially children. It can make them very productive in completing their work. If […]

How to motivate disaffected students

April 11th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

Do you have a tired, restless and complaining classroom? Do you find yourself having to constantly tell the back row to stop leaning their chairs against the wall? Day in and day out you think why my class can’t be the enthusiastic bunch like the year below, where’s the motivation in them? Teaching has its […]

Simple tips to help your child calm down

March 26th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

Every now and again your child may show frustration and anger, but I’m sure adults are guilty of this too! These are some suggestions on how to take on a calm approach when your child starts to show signs of aggravation. Time alone: Many families use the ‘naughty step’ technique, works for some but not […]

Types of learners

March 19th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

While types of learners have fallen out of fashion, it can be a useful tool to systematically come up with new approaches to explaining topics in the classroom.Everyone has their own way of learning and the truth is not one way of learning can be applied to everyone. Do you remember a time where you’ve […]

How to achieve a positive work balance

March 5th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

It’s inevitable that there comes a point in our lives that we want to run away from our problems. But…we’re not here to sympathise about you or to cry about it but to act on it. Let me fill you in with some teacher tips on keeping a positive work balance. Why is it important? […]

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Emile travels to GESS Dubai 2018

February 27th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

We have arrived in Dubai for the GESS 2018 event and the Emile team are very excited to be exhibiting our product from the 27th Feb-1st March. If you’re curious about what we do or looking for inspiration be sure to come by and say hello! GESS Dubai is the largest education event in the […]

Awards & more – What we’ve been up to!

February 23rd, 2018 / Glen Jones

Emile has accomplished many awards and recognition over the last few months and thought we had better tell someone! We got off to a great start in November by being selected as one of 5 Edtech Innovations of 2017 by the world-famous Bookseller. The Bookseller magazine is a prestigious publication and has a huge online […]

How to fix your child’s sleep routine after the holidays

February 19th, 2018 / Naomi Lau

Holidays consist of going to sleep later and waking up later which can interrupt a child’s circadian rhythms. Therefore, children may find it harder to wake up in the morning as their sleep cycle is not used to this routine. You may have had family staying around or have even gone away for the holidays. […]

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