What can we learn about learning from World Class Athletes?

I’ve spent a large part of the summer watching large multi-event sporting events on TV.  First, there was The World Athletics Championships, followed by The Commonwealth Games, and then hot on its heels, The European Championships. As well as enjoying the competition, I find the background stuff really fascinating.  How the athletes have got to …

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Giving Praise to Children

In a parent consultation recently, the issue of giving praise to children came up.  Praise is good, right?  All children love praise!  They won’t achieve anything without it. When I was training to be a teacher back in the noughties, everything was based around praise.  Praise for sitting still and listening, praise for writing the …

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Four Common Misconceptions

Throughout November I will be going live on my Facebook page to quickly explain some of the most common misconceptions, or stumbling blocks, that the children I work with often display, and provide advice on overcoming them. I’ll take a look at each of them further in this blog. The Maths Blocks: Firstly, a couple …

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