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Aug 21 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on How to Make the Most of Your Use of the World Wide Web

Of course by “your” use of the World Wide Web that’s inclusive of your entire family’s use of the internet, and unfortunately in the times we’re living in getting the most out of the information superhighway has become somewhat of an art! Between all the censorship, a lot of which is unknown by the average user and SEO-influenced (Search Engine Optimisation) content, what was a planned, innocent session online can turn into a few hours of senselessly wasted time and...

Aug 10 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on What You Can do if Your Child is Struggling with Schoolwork

School is much harder than it used to be. This is not to excuse the younger generation’s seemingly lack of drive- what were considered “advanced lessons” during our time are now basic knowledge for our kids. Of course, this varies from school to school, but generally, education is much harder, and the atmosphere on campus is a lot more dense than it used to be. ...

Jul 11 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on The Benefits of Confined Space Training

For most people, being in a dangerous environment is something they have to do for work. There are a number of industries out there which have dangerous conditions they have to work in. Among the most common and dangerous work environments is a confined space. Having to work in a very small space for extended periods of time can be dangerous if the worker is not trained properly. In order to make sure all employees have the right training, you will have to get a professional to...

Jun 08 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on Summer “Homework” For The Kids

While most of summer may be all about vacations, swimming, and family time, some of that family time can be used working on your home and yard. It can be easy and rewarding to have your children get involved on home improvement projects. ...

Mar 02 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on How Your Kids Interact With Technology

There is a lot of room on the Web for distractions, and kids are prone to it more than ever. Studies show that elevated Web usage among children can cause obesity and typically leads to feelings of apathy, impacting a child’s social development. The occasional game here or there is fine–and kids will need to use computers in school–but keeping them grounded in the real world is a crucial aspect of child development. ...

Jan 05 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on Common Core State Standards: Helping Teachers and Parents Give Students a Better Educational Experience

As the world shifts towards new innovations and concepts, it becomes apparent that a higher demand of education is necessary for younger generations to keep up with the trends. Colleges and businesses are demanding more from students and prospective employees and as such, students must be prepared. To ensure that the majority of students are ready to succeed in the world after high school, Common Core State Standards have been introduced. These standards provide a clear and precise...

Jan 01 2015
by Ella |
Comments Off on Great Books for Teens

Unless it’s Tweets or Facebook posts, kids just don’t do a lot of reading these days. Why should they, when they can entertain themselves with social media sites, games consoles and mobile phones, all of which require less effort than the old fashioned book?   As a high school English teacher, the most common question I get asked at Parents’ Evening is: how can I help improve my child’s literacy? There are several answers to this question. Firstly, checking their...

Nov 12 2014
by Ella |
Comments Off on Can Learning Magic Tricks Improve Your Child’s Social Skills?

Image: Steven Depolo If your child is shy and finds it hard to be social with others, there are many ways to boost his or her confidence. Some children find integrating with others difficult. It’s not a failing on your part if your child is a little antisocial. Some children take a little longer to find their feet than others. The problem is that if your child gets into the habit of being reclusive, he or she will struggle to create lasting bonds with others. A child’s...

Nov 09 2014
by Ella |
Comments Off on How To Bring Kids’ Homework To Life

When we are trying to help our kids learn something new, it is always a struggle to make it memorable. Helping kids with school work can be tedious and boring. It’s so easy to forget children need to go at a slower and more detailed pace than we need to. When we have to learn the topic too, it can make things easier, because we can think about how we are going to remember the information later on. Try having a themed day to help the memory. ...