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  • Doodling while learning: Mindful or mindless?
    Doodling while learning: Mindful or mindless?

    Do you find yourself drawing strange pictures in the margins of your workbook or mysterious patterns on the back of an old energy bill while listening to a lesson or having a conversation? If you are an avid doodler, reaching for a pen at any given ...

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  • Do you know what kind of learner you are? And how can this help you?
    Do you know what kind of learner you are? And how can this help you?

    Do you know what kind of learner you are? Visual? Auditory? Kinaesthetic? A mix? A lot of us are a mix of two or three of the styles, although some people do favour one a lot more than the others. And why does this matter? When it comes to remembering what ...

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  • Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life
    Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life

    Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life We have often found that lessons are learnt better when vivid stories are told. Theory and practice are important, but we have always been a big advocate of using stories to bring to life how a concept ...

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  • Uni or an apprenticeship? The cost of choice.
    Uni or an apprenticeship? The cost of choice.

    For many students considering the choice between going to university or getting an apprenticeship, the financial costs initially seem very clear - the average student graduates from a three-year university course with over £50,000 of debt whilst an ...

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  • One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, mock
    One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, mock

    Question : Abbie does her school homework on her computer in her own room. Explain why her parents do not allow this computer to connect to the internet. *Answer : Because they’re mean? This was a student’s response to a Year 11 mock exam question sat in ...

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