Online Learning

Top 5 Sites to Inspire Children’s Writing

Reading Time: 4 minutes   As a teacher for the past 26 years, I have encountered my fair share of reluctant writers. I have put together my 5 favourite fool-proof ways to really engage those reluctant writers.     Literacy Shed     https://Literacyshed.com is a firm favourite of mine. There are so many amazing images and wonderful short …

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Encouraging Your Kid to Use Technology for Good – by guest blogger Amy Ryan

Reading Time: 3 minutes     We are living in the digital age, and our children are exposed to all of the ever-evolving technology on offer. This means they are growing up in a more connected world, thanks to the Internet, as well as the different types of gadgets and devices available on the market. In fact, many parents …

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Back to School With a Difference – Returning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes     2020 has been a year like no other. We have had to face some really challenging times during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools were forced to close and parents around the globe were forced to oversee education from home. Those parents who were fortunate enough to be able to work …

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Real Life Jenga in 2020 – Moving the Educational Blocks and Supporting Students

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Have you ever played the game ‘Jenga’? If you have, you will know it initially involves stacking wooden cuboids in a tower, then taking turns to gently remove them, one by one, without the tower collapsing on you. If it does, you have lost.   To me, this seems to sum up perfectly how …

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5 Things You Should Be Doing To Help Your Child With Homework (Without Doing it for Them)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Homework. You’re either for it or against it. But one thing is for sure – it is here to stay. The purpose of homework is to help reinforce what our kids learn at school. Think about when you learn to ride a bike or to juggle balls. You don’t just ‘get it’ because you did …

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