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Primary Schools in China

September 18th, 2018 / Charlie

One of the best ways to improve oneself is to learn from others’ experience. As someone working on primary school education, it is almost impossible to ignore China, a country that has over 99 million primary school students actively going to school every day. China has a high reputation for their education in fundamental knowledge, […]

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An Independent Review by The Old Schoolhouse

September 10th, 2018 / Glen

We love to receive a review of Emile Maths. Not just because we’re immensely proud of Emile, but also because we learn lots about our own products! We were contacted a short while ago by the Old Schoolhouse Magazine and asked if we would like a free independent review by one of their subscribers. We […]

Grammar

Grammar, A-level to Primary.

September 10th, 2018 / Phil

I’ve worked within and led English departments in the Sixth Form sector for 11 years. In that time I’ve had my fair share of students who find grammar tiresome, confusing, or a headache. Ask them to distinguish between relative pronouns and subordinating conjunctions and most A-level students find their motivation waning. Grammar tests don’t exactly […]

fractions

Tips on Teaching Fractions

September 4th, 2018 / Glen

Fractions are a part of the UK national curriculum, but a significant fraction(!) of children really struggle to grasp the concept. Below are a few tips we think your pupils may appreciate. Start Really Simple It’s best to start really, really simple. Misunderstandings at the start can lead to a whole lot of issues. So […]

Education in Finland

August 17th, 2018 / Glen

Finland has captured the interest and imagination of researchers and policy-makers around the world due to its impressive performance on international tests. In the UK, kids play during breaks and work during class.But in Finland play is a child’s work. Central to early years education in Finland is a “late” start to schooling. At all Finnish daycare […]

Avoid the Summer Slide!

August 1st, 2018 / Glen

The Summer Slide is real. Children’s academic abilities reduce over the summer holidays. Below are few tips to help your child avoid the regression! Reading: Read every day.  Visit your local library, read newspapers and information boards at tourist sites. Writing: Try setting up a blog for your child where they can tell their story […]

10 Tips to Recruit Teachers!

July 2nd, 2018 / Glen

Recruiting teachers and teaching staff can be costly. And after having read this article in TES on the increasing number of students and decreasing number of pupils, we thought it would be good to share some great ways of recruiting teachers ***STOP the press – July 2018. The long promised free website for advertising teacher vacancies […]

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Create a Positive Learning Environment at Home

June 22nd, 2018 / Morgan

Creating a Positive Learning Environment at Home can have a big impact of your child’s development. A child’s development is affected by a variety of things such as parent attitudes, inspirations, education level, home learning environment, school influences, child’s characteristics and personal qualities. Just remember as a parent, you can make a difference! An unhealthy home […]

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How to Help a Child Calm Down

May 22nd, 2018 / Naomi

Children can become distressed for many reasons – some of which are incomprehensible to adults – and it’s important that adults understand how to help a child calm down. Time alone: Many families use the ‘naughty step’ technique. This works for some but not for others. Sometimes trying new phrases can be beneficial such as […]

Can Educational Apps Help Children Learn?

May 8th, 2018 / Naomi

Or do Educational Apps really work (we’re a bit biased)? This is a question that many parents wonder. It is great being able to pass across a tablet or mobile and moments later complete and utter silence. But there is a lingering concern, they seem to be glued to screens. Children are no longer using […]

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