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9 Common Sleep Mistakes

Chances are you're not getting enough sleep. Despite sleeping for about 20 years over a lifetime, most of us are rubbish at it and although we all

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9 Questions to Improve Metacognition

Metacognition is a phrase that is being talked about in more and more in staff rooms. But many people are still unclear on exactly what it is, how

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Be an Expert Parent

What should parents say to their children after they play sport? Are some phrases better than others? What does the research suggest is the best

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What to Think About Before an Exam

What should students be thinking about the night before an exam (apart from their revision)? Are some thoughts more helpful than others? We’ve

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InnerDrive at Optimus Ed Conference

We are excited to announce that we will be presenting at the Optimus Ed Gifted and Talented Conference in September and October, which looks at

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6 Reasons to Put Your Phone Away

A recent study found that banning mobile phones at schools improved student performance. This effect was most pronounced for struggling students.

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How To Improve Concentration

How can you help your students concentrate for longer? Which simple evidence based techniques can help them pay more attention? We've been

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Managing Exam Nerves

Exams make some students very nervous. One of the consequences of Michael Gove scrapping modular exams in 2012 was that the ability to perform

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Growth Mindset: Stories and Science

Here is a two part challenge: find a single theory that explains why people are successful backed up by good science (spoiler alert #1: this

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3 Easy Wins on Metacognition

How do you help students improve their self awareness? According to the Sutton Trust, teaching students meta-cognitive skills has "consistently

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