Five Things I Got Completely Wrong About Starting School

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

When my first child started school two years ago, everyone said it would be a big change. I didn't exactly disbelieve them, but really, I thought, how big could it possibly be? Unsurprisingly, I got it completely wrong.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

Teen Excluded From School After Walk-Out Protest Over Lack Of Homework

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old boy was excluded from school after he walked out of class in protest at not getting enough homework - and 100 of his fellow pupils follo...

When Kids Are So Eager to Do Homework They're Beating Each Other

Melanie Kendry | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

When kids are fighting because they all want to do maths practice - or grammar - with you, it's a nice problem to have. But also one you need to solve. What if you're handling your kids solo, and there's no one else there to get the offender(s) in a headlock so you can carry on?

How to Get Kids to Do Homework

Melanie Kendry | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

My son said he was afraid of getting the answers wrong because he wanted to impress me. He'd tense up and breathe faster when we started practising the times tables. The solution came by accident. I asked him to answer 'smoothly', not fast, gave him a big hug and told him we need to make mistakes to learn.

A Tidy Desk Equals a Tidy Mind... But Does It?

Alix Long | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

The way I see it, the fact that I have a constant mountain of papers and notebooks on my desk is a good thing. It shows I make a lot of notes at school and generally have such a good work ethic that I like to look over them continuously, which explains why they are spread all over my desktop.

Why Homework is Going Extinct

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Regardless of how amazing and engaging a lesson may be, if it is not reinforced in one way or another, it will sadly be forgotten and not entirely absorbed. The present-day student is definitely overwhelmed and even consumed by the various forms of technology.

Gove Scraps Government Homework Guidelines

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers will be given greater freedom over how much homework to set after Michael Gove announced he would be scrapping government guidelines. ...

Homework 'To Blame For Family Arguments'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Homework causes arguments in a third of families, parents have admitted, with some confessing to avoiding helping their children altogether. A shoc...

Make School Day Longer To Prepare Pupils For Work, Labour Urges

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The school day should be extended to prepare pupils for the workplace, stop them joining gangs and give them a "haven" from chaotic homes, Labour has ...

Apologising, France and Sh*t Loads of Homework

Maia Orme | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Maia Orme

I've been away. Like, abroad away. I went off on a school trip to Nîmes in France with my friends, and let me tell you, it was a rave. Well not LITERALLY a rave (though that would've been AWESOME!) but it was really fun all the same.

Passing on Your Passion can Help Children Want to Learn

Naomi Richards | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Richards

Some parents find it hard to persuade their children to do their homework. It may be that their child is not interested in the subject they are learni...

Lucy Sherriff

Girls Like The Smart Guys, Says Rapper Chipmunk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Chipmunk is better known for his rapping talents and duets with R'n'B superstars such as Chris Brown and Keri Hilson than as a figurehead for educatio...

Two Thirds Of Children 'Struggle With Homework'

PA | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Almost two-thirds of young people admit they need to do up to two hours more homework per week to succeed at school, according to...