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Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

Good Quality Education Starts With Enjoyable Learning

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Recently, many universities in the UK received a government grade for teaching. For those who had sufficient data, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) offered gold, silver, and bronze awards. It is good to see teaching quality being taken seriously.

Living As A Digital Nomad - Learning More Than Expected When Taking Spanish Classes In Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Hannah Summers | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Summers

It was a heart-warming and hope-building experience to watch the progress made by this new project on a small Caribbean island in Panama during the few short weeks of my stay there. I think I'll check in with the team to ask 'how does the garden grow?' and find out if the momentum of the permaculture movement is massing.

Knowledge And Education Should Be Unbounded And It's The World's Citizens' Responsibility To Ensure This

Sherina Rathor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

I often wonder whether the trials and tribulations of the world go hand-in-hand with a lack of wholesome knowledge and education; that negative sentiments and inhumane choices are the consequences of poor literacy and teaching.

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

Why You Should Read More - A Lot More

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

In my previous posts about reading, I have failed to address precisely why I value books so much. In this post, I want to address a question I have been asked many times since I started writing about this topic: why read at all?

The 'S' Word...

Diana Nortey | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

Being a parent in general is a learning process everyday-- we want the best for our children, we want them to be happy, to be loved and to generally be taken care of well but there are different ways of expressing all of this without being too overindulgent.

Sleep Your Way To An A

Farida Ahmed | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

Students make up the largest percentage of our population that are sleep deprived - particularly undergraduates. We are often taught that it is impo...

Five Easy Steps To Help Parents Keep Their Child's Learning On Track

Deborah Fisher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Deborah Fisher

High on the 'to do' list is preparing for the long summer holiday - yes, schools are already planning the measures they will put in place to prevent pupils from experiencing summer learning loss, the fall back in progress that can occur when children are away from school for long periods of time.

Scientists Can Tell When You're About To Have An 'Epiphany'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There is nothing more satisfying than finally working out the answer to that problem you’ve been struggling with for weeks. But what would life be l...

The Pursuit Of Understanding My Faith

Rema Begum C | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK
Rema Begum C

When people looked at me, I no longer felt self-conscious. I felt empowered and true to myself. I believe I was able to implement the new knowledge I gained combined with what I was taught as a child, to help attain a sound understanding and an unbreakable connection with my faith.

Who Are And Who Were Your Teachers In Life?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, my dogs and cats, my tortoise and myself and strangers.

Taking The PADI Open Water Diver Course In Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Hannah Summers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Summers

Then comes the time that required skills have been comfortably completed and you dive under the wreck of a coral encrusted catamaran to marvel at the colours, the schools of fish and the appearance of a four-foot grouper that have claimed it as their home. You emerge as a scuba diver.

How My Kids Have Helped My Business

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

It is a pretty old cliche that we learn from our kids as much as we teach them. As someone who spent 12 years in education I know this is true when you think about older children, but I have learnt so much in the last 2 1/2 years of motherhood and what I have learnt has helped me in my business.

The Hidden Parental Stress

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Farida Ahmed

Every parent is a great parent. It isn't fair that education can make parents feel insecure. We need to ensure that we are bridging this gap and looking at viable opportunities that parents can take advantage of.

Five Life Lessons I Learned From My Breast Cancer Journey

Ruth Romano | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Romano

Life has a funny habit of throwing the unexpected at us when we least expect it. A breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32 wasn't part of my grand plan and it completely threw me off course. The route that I had planned in my mind changed completely and I suddenly found myself sailing through uncharted waters. As a result of this challenge I learned a great deal and not just about myself.

We Are Conditioned Both Deliberately And Accidentally Throughout Life

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We learn how to eat our food, when to eat our food. How to sleep and when to sleep. We learn the boundaries we must adhere to in school, such as when playtime is, where we have to sit to do our work, what work we have to do, when we can talk and when we must be quiet.

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoke...

The Elephant In The Room... The New GCSEs

Farida Ahmed | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

The new change in GCSEs has been the biggest educational reform for a long while. Transforming an exam system that has been used for a very long time ...

The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

For practical books, I try to set a plan for how I can implement it in my life. Charlie Munger also described the necessity of using what you read: 'I don't know anyone who's wise who doesn't read a lot. But that's not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don't grab the right ideas or don't know what to do with them.'

6 Ways To Help Your Child Learn To Share

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Learning to share is an important social skill for children. They will learn about compromise, how to take turns and negotiate and how to express thei...

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Wearing The Wrong School Uniform Can Ruin Your Education!

Emily Higgins | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

Now I understand the importance of a school uniform policy. I really do, but I think there has to be some flexibility with it too and more importantly some common sense on behalf of the teachers and school who help to enforce these policies.

The Secrets To Reading More - How I Read 200+ Books Per Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I read a lot. Three weeks into 2017 and I have read 14 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week. And no, I do not spe...