Nature Vs Nurture

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Getting quite animated today as I read through an old Mike Baker article about a topic that has been in the mind of every parent at some time or another.   It’s a controversial issue; do genes determine how well children perform in the classroom? In other words, are our children’s academic successes pre-determined; more or less set... Read more »

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Can Online Learning combat rurality?

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After my recent musing on how VLE’s could signal the death knell for the snow day, I got to thinking about the other ways in which the internet can help overcome some of the challenges facing education. So picture the scene: you live in a small community, with a small school, on a small outcrop somewhere... Read more »

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What worries parents most?

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Research carried out by The National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations has shown that low-level disruption and bullying are top of the class when it comes to parents’ worries about their kids education. The exclusive research is a couple of years old now, and we want to know if parents today feel the same way – what... Read more »

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All hail the tutor

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Wading through the Wall Street Journal archives yesterday (don’t ask why) and I come across a bizarre article that might turn the heads of some of our tutors. In Hong Kong, it seems tutoring has been taken to whole new levels. It’s big business there and a handful of tutors are revered as deities in their own... Read more »

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