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Fundraisers Most Popular With Students

A few weeks after summer when students are back into the swing of things clubs & activities start to really pick up again. For lots of students passionate about their clubs that comes with another responsibility, fundraising. Whether you’re the chess club, the jazz band or the lacrosse team chances are your club needs money for something. Last year it was t-shirts, this year it may be for a big trip. Most students...

Choosing A Career Based on Your Skills and Values

This brief guide is specially designed to help students take an inward look in order to identify their likes, dislikes, values as well as skills in order to choose a career based on self assessment. Remember: career exploration is a never ending process and the more you learn about yourself and the outside world, the easier it would be to select one that is fulfilling and rewarding.   Values According to expert...

Beating Exam Stress

No matter what way you look at it, exams will always be stressful. However, it’s the way in which you manage exam stress that will make the difference in your exam performance and in your final grade. Preparation is key You will be less stressed if you plan what needs to be done and by when. So it makes sense to create a revision timetable which is a plan of what you’re going to study. You should give yourself a...

Dealing with Bullying in School

Unfortunately, bullying is a major problem in many schools and it is a possibility that your child may experience bullying in some form or will witness it taking place. Bullying is any form of repeated and deliberate aggression and it can take many forms – physical, verbal, emotional and mental. Now in the 21st century, children also have to contend with cyber bullying. Here is some advice which hopefully will help you and...

Preparing Your Child for Primary School

Starting primary school is a huge step for both you and your child. To help allay any anxieties you might have, here is some advice to make the transition as painless as possible. First of all, it is important to tell your child what to expect from school. Tell them about what they will be learning, about playing in the playground and about making new friends. If there is a child that they know from playschool starting...

Returning to Education

If you want a career change, climb up the work ladder, develop new skills or just to meet new people, then you should strongly consider a return to education. If you’re concerned you might be the oldest one in the class, don’t be! Returning to education is very common these days and there are lots of options for people who need to balance training and education with family and work life. There is lots of help and...

False Learning Modalities and Education

For years educators and parents have focused on three basic learning modalities noting that people are visual learners, auditory learners or kinesthetic learners. While recent research suggests that there are far more effective ways for students to learn, this research has also determined that these three learning modalities have no scientific basis whatsoever. Initially, people thought that visual learners learned best when...

The Importance of Homework

Homework has always been a controversial topic for parents, pupils and teachers and there have been many debates both for and against homework. Some children enjoy their homework and complete it without any problem. Others have a considerable dislike for homework and getting them to sit down and do it can be a real challenge for parents. So what can you do to make life easier for both yourself and your child and also make...