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Improve problem solving and reasoning skills with critical thinking apps

Improve problem solving and reasoning skills with critical thinking apps

Critical thinking is a key skill in today’s learning and is growing in importance with each passing day. It is a cognitive faculty that embraces several conceptual skills that include...

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Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

A large body of research shows that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is crucial in making sure your child is performing at their maximum potential. The right nutrition can improve your c...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

      As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, resea...

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Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

In spite of catchy (and often cheesy) mission statements from schools, colleges and tuition centres, educational methods are commonly based around memorisation of content – focused on ...

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Why Planning Matters

Why Planning Matters

Failing to Plan…is Planning to Fail. Or put another way, ’Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ Either way, this old adage rings true for almost everyone. For those currently enga...

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Should We Care About Reading Age?

Should We Care About Reading Age?

One of the most confusing aspects of reading and comprehension is the measurement of the reading age itself. We hear all the time about the importance of reading in the pursuit of academic...

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Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

We often think how fast we learn or perform something represents how smart we are. ‘If your brain is soaking in material quickly, you’re intelligent’ is a common assumption. It is ...

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Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Thetutorblog.com caught up with BOFA11plus.com founder and best-selling Bond Assessment author Andrew Baines for his take on a very topical question. HF:  Andrew, you have many years’ ex...

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Verbal reasoning compound words games

Verbal reasoning compound words games

Compound Word Games are very effective for both enhancing vocabulary and helping children with several types of verbal reasoning question. Download the games here to make learning this asset...

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