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Sep 24 2021
by Ella |
Comments Off on Are your kids starting school again? Top 10 things to prepare

With the change in seasons, there is more than a turn from summer colors to fall foliage, there is also the changing of routines, with kids starting school again. Say goodbye to the dog days of summer, and hello to keeping everyone on track and following their schedules. Getting your home organized is a great way to ensure efficiency for everyone. An added bonus is that If you are thinking about selling your house in the fall — and agents across the board say autumn is an ideal...

Sep 12 2021
by Ella |
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In the summer, when kids are still out playing and not studying, help them to think about what career they might like to pursue in college. Give them a discussion piece to read with an objective viewpoint about various careers. There are a number of books you can use as a guide. You should talk to your kids while they are reading so that you can get their take on various topics. Let them know that you are supportive of their choices and would like them to make the best decision...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Completing your CeMAP course: 5 pieces of advice to consider

Gaining a Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) can stand you in great stead for your career. If you’re keen to complete this course and take the next step in your professional journey, the following five pieces of advice should help.  ...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Is the UK Education System Doing Enough for Children with Learning Difficulties in Mainstream Schools?

Education within our schools helps prepare our children for the future and it’s important that its accessible for everyone, including those with special educational needs (SEN). This group of our population face a greater struggle with learning and tend to grasp things in a different way. Teaching methods need to be specially adapted for those with SEN, to provide them with enough support to boost their self-progression and self-development. Its an important topic to look at...

May 21 2019
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...

May 21 2019
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...

May 21 2019
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. ...

Apr 26 2019
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...

Apr 26 2019
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...

Apr 26 2019
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...

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