Archive: December, 2018

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How does a school’s learning environment influence achievement?

How well a child learns, particularly in their early years, is greatly affected by their learning environment. So what is it about the physical surroundings in school that can make children try harder and achieve more? AISPP believes that there is now a ‘third teacher’.

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Why students need technology in the classroom?

Technology has changed the way we live, work and learn. It’s here to stay and most young people can’t get enough of it! Schools need to understand how and when they should use it if they are to create an effective working environment that supports achievement and success.


 
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Why is learning a different language imperative in this global age?

We live in an age where migration, freedom of movement, and better career opportunities permit families to move and work wherever they choose. Speaking another language, therefore, is imperative if young people are to make the most of living and working in the 21st Century.

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How do you encourage older children to read?

Most parents have struggled with the task of getting their children, particularly those approaching their teens, to continue reading once they have grasped the basics of phonics, vocabulary and literacy. Why then should you encourage older kids to read and how can you do this without confrontation?


 
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Why do children need to play sports in school?

Obesity is on the rise in school-age children given changing behaviours and lifestyle choices, so regular exercise is very important. But playing sport isn’t just about maintaining a healthy weight it can also have a significant impact on a child’s motivation to learn, and their overall achievement.