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An overview of students’ preferred learning styles and if they work

July 9, 2018

  The debate on teaching according to students’ preferred learning styles Learning styles refer to the different ways that students may prefer to learn. But is the concept of teaching being more successful when tailored to a student’s preferred learning style a myth?   Firstly, what is the learning styles approach? For teachers, there are various different ‘teaching styles’ that...
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Why is taking care of your own mental health important for your child?

May 7, 2018

If you are a parent concerned about your mental health – for example, feeling low all the time, constantly tired, or anxious – I promise you, you are not alone. Research has shown that more than half the men and women facing mental health problems are parents. And at least one in 10 women and the same number of men experience...
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Are competitive sports doing more harm than good to children’s mental health?

April 9, 2018

Has your school started hosting non-competitive sports days?   If so, they’re not the only ones. In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents with children at primary school say their sports day is non-competitive – yet 86 percent do not agree with this approach. Some parents and teachers think competition can be potentially harmful to children’s self-esteem and confidence,...
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