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Mastery learning: what it is, and how it can help your students

Mastery learning is a teaching method, first introduced by educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom in 1968. Although the idea has been around for a

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Rosenshine's ninth Principle of Instruction: Encourage independent practice

For his 9th principle, Rosenshine states that teachers should not only make independent practice a mandatory part of their lessons - they should

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Learning styles are a myth - so what's the truth?

Whichever amount of time you’ve spent in education, you have probably heard of the idea that some students learn better either with visual

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Rosenshine's eighth Principle of Instruction: Provide scaffolding and support

Having students who are successful independent learners is the primary goal for most teachers, but not an easy one to achieve. Despite their good

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Handmade or digital mind maps: which helps students learn the most?

Mind maps are a popular choice for both classroom activities and revision. Students can make them as a tool compiling all the information they need

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Rosenshine's seventh Principle of Instruction: Obtain a high success rate

If you are not already familiar with Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, we’ve given a brief rundown of what his research suggests here.

For his

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The power of hugging (and the research behind it)

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” – Virginia Satir, American Author and

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What impact does group work have on cognitive load?

Group work is a staple part of any classroom. Not only has some research highlighted its potential benefits on improving students’ communication

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