Can you Learn to Revise in Better Ways?

Revision is an essential component of any learning experience. Whether you are studying,working or taking a course outside of work, revision is an important part of picking up new skills. There are ways you can learn to make it work for you. Here are some ideas: Work in a quiet spot. Make sure you won’t be disturbed and can fully concentrate on the task in hand. Choose a method that suits you. Try listening to audio recordings of information, reading, writing information down or perhaps even creating songs and music to aid your memory. Don’t be afraid to try different methods of revising. It can be easy to get bogged... Read More »

How to Help Everyone Learn

It can be hard to cater for mixed abilities, mixed interests and mixed learning methods. Some subjects will be split down into ability groups but if this is not the case for your subjects, you are going to have a much tougher job on your hands. Here are some ideas for making your teaching relevant to all: Provide written and visual learning materials. These will then appeal to people who learn in different ways. Give children a choice of activities. Of course, this will not always be possible like, for example, when you are practising exam questions. If you can though, give them options. Show them videos and play them... Read More »

Varying your Teaching Methods to Help your Pupils

Everyone learns differently and this is one of the things that can make teaching an especially challenging job. After all, how do you target one lesson to thirty individuals who all have different interests and learn in different ways? It’s challenging, but it can be done. One of the main things you can do is to give your pupils a choice of activities. For the more academic students, this could involve a writing or analysis task that they can really get stuck into. For more creative, visual students, you may want to offer them the chance to illustrate their work. Make sure you have lots of different resources available in... Read More »

The Benefits of Having NVQ Qualifications

Here are some of the key things you need to know about having an NVQ Qualification and how it can benefit you. The opportunity to develop new skills, and accredit their knowledge. Bringing new ideas to the workforce. Whilst earning while they learn. One to one support from an experienced professional. Being highly motivated as the organisation has invested in them and their future. A qualification benchmarked against national performance standards of work-based, on the job learning. An NVQ qualification will help grow the expertise in your business and fill current and future skills gaps, which is currently stunting growth and hampering recruitment of new talent. An estimated 50% of... Read More »

Helping a young child with maths

Along with literacy, maths is an essential subject from Reception class to GCSE. Developing an interest in maths can start quite young, even before a child starts school. There are many board books and lift-the-flap books which toddlers and young children can enjoy which may involve numbers, whether they are rhyming stories about 10 little ducks or picture books which involve counting skills. There are also plenty of nursery rhymes and songs to share with your child which will help to develop the concept of numbers – “Five currant buns in the baker’s shop” or “One, Two, buckle my shoe”, for instance. It is really important to make maths fun,... Read More »