Category: Education

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Education
Newman Tuition

Nurturing Digital Wellbeing: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents on Supporting Children in the Social Media Era

In today’s digital age, social media has become a fundamental aspect of our daily routines, especially for the younger generation. While these platforms offer incredible opportunities for connection and self-expression, they also come with their own set of challenges and risks. As parents, actively supporting and guiding our children through the complex landscape of social

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Children
Able Tutors

Online Tutoring. Is it a good option?

When considering what type of private tutoring is best for your child there seems to be a shortage of tutors who are willing to come to your home for the lessons.  Instead, parents are being offered online lessons. This type of tutoring has now become the norm since the pandemic.  Whilst most parents and students

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Education
Laurel Alper

When To Begin Preparing For The 11+

Life is all about preparation and as adults, we know how vital it is to be prepared for certain challenges that we face. However, children don’t have that life experience and so, preparing for their 11+ exams relies on parents to guide them in the right direction, ensuring that they are adequately prepared. Exams can

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Education
Laurel Alper

Home Schooling in Challenging Times

As this is a challenging situation for so many parents – here are some tips for helping you order and manage what could be a longer time of ‘home education’.. This has been thrust upon everyone! Home schooling is a lifestyle choice so what you are doing is not exactly ‘home schooling’ but schooling at

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Education
Laurel Alper

Story Writing For The 7+

This is always a ‘hot’ topic for discussion! I have had countless conversations with many parents of students that I have taught with regards to story writing. These are a few of the most common questions I have heard: Is it possible for a 6 year old to write an interesting, descriptive and structured story?

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Children
Laurel Alper

Scratch or Python? When should my child switch?

“Scratch or Python?” “Should I be worried that my child is not using Scratch yet at school?” “Should I be concerned that my children’s school does not teach them Python at all?” …and many more questions parents often ask about the coding their children are or should be learning. Unlike other traditional subjects, programming (the

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Learning
Education
Laurel Alper

Lifelong Learning

Forever growing If you’re like me, a new year sometimes starts in September, sometimes in January and occasionally even February. My emotional print from my school days often makes me feel September is the start of the cycle of learning. As our world moves forward with new technologies, new products and services, the importance of

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Education
Laurel Alper

Singapore Coding: Programming Should Be Taught More Like Singapore Maths

I was attending a parents’ information evening at my son’s school the other day and they were telling us about the Singapore Maths approach they have introduced recently. As a physicist I found these concepts most natural, indeed almost obvious (why did/does anyone teach Maths differently, I was wondering). Here is my executive summary: Focus

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How To Motivate Children Using NLP

How To Motivate Children Using NLP Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP) is well known for dealing with behaviour issues, but it also provides many techniques that are useful for generative changes such as Motivation. In fact, motivation and NLP have been closely linked since the early days of NLP “The term motivation refers to factors that

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It’s My Thing-What’s Yours?

IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?   My Front Door – ACE Funded C&C Event September 2016   Happy 1st October!  In addition to the regular workshops I facilitate in Muswell Hill, N10, which form the foundation of Creative Writes and is where it all began – I also freelance for a range of organisations, delivering creative

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