The word ‘test’ alone is probably enough to strike fear into the heart of even the most nerveless of students. Yet research shows that tests can help improve our long-term memory and our ability to retrieve important information when we need it. We all have our own study strategies, with… Read More
Education should be about sharing as much as learning. So with that in mind we’ve put together a selection of the best free online educational resources out there to use or share with friends, class-members, teachers and lovers of learning in general!
1. GoConqrIf we’re starting off with the… Read More
The idea of gamifying education has been around for a while now, so we decided to take a look at what makes games effective for learning and how you can gamify lessons as a way to get more from them. Playing has become a serious business of late. Educators and… Read More
“Neuro-what?” you say. Yes, neuroplasticity may sound like something you don’t want to know any more about, but you should, because learning theories tell us it makes your brain very special indeed. Not long ago we wrote a blog about developing a growth mindset. Simply put, having a growth… Read More
When audiences first watched the movie Back to the Future, they journeyed from the then-present-day of 1985 to the “future” of 21 October 2015. Now that the moment has been and gone, we thought we’d do a little time traveling of our own… Imagine the following scenario: You have an… Read More
Perfection is an illusion, something for students to strive towards, which ultimately means that falling short is inevitable. But don’t worry, that’s actually a good thing. Let us tell you why. Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily achieve perfect scores in all of your exams, essays and class… Read More
Did you know that first-born children are apparently more intelligent than their younger siblings? In two studies published in the journals Science and Intelligence, researchers found that first-borns exhibit a higher IQ. But they aren’t simply born brighter; they’ve worked at it – their higher IQ is strongly linked… Read More