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The problem with praise

There is an old adage that ‘praise is like penicillin…it must not be administered haphazardly’. Done well, it can help boost motivation and

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Improving metacognition with retrieval practice

More and more schools are starting to talk about the power of both retrieval practice and metacognition. But what actually are they, how do they

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Intended vs actual revision behaviour

When it comes to revision, many students start out with high levels of motivation and good intentions. But these good intentions often don’t

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Do parents treat their sons and daughters differently?

It is interesting to consider how parents treat and think about their children differently; are there subtle yet important variations in how people

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3 metacognition questions to improve grades

Metacognition is a term that is being increasingly used in education since being highlighted as one of the most cost-effective ways to help students

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The 3 worst words to say to yourself

“Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become

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What can we learn from other countries' education systems?

Recent international league tables make for worrying reading for educators across England. The country falls outside the top 20 in its ranking for

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How to spot hype

Are you getting bored of hearing claims that are too good to be true? Not sure if you are being exposed to ‘the next big thing’ or simply the latest

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