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Bright children should start school at six, says academic

Formal schooling should be delayed by at least 12 months because an over-emphasis on the three-Rs at an early age can cause significant long-term damage to bright children, according to a leading academic. Pupils should not be subjected to full classroom tuition until the age of six to off-set theRead the Rest…


What to Do When Kids Don't Read Fluently

Let’s do what we can to grow fluent readers! Fluent readers are readers who not only sound good while they’re reading, but who also understand what they’re reading. And by “good,” I mean that when they read, they sound natural and conversational, not choppy or disconnected. We all know howRead the Rest…


How to choose between A-levels and IB

To choose between A-levels and International Baccalaureate, ask whether you are a specialist or an all-rounder. This is the time of year when Year 11 students across the country are enrolling at sixth-form open mornings to consider their future options. One factor they increasingly need to consider is whether toRead the Rest…


Understanding the British School System

EDUCATING YOUR CHILDREN There are some significant differences between the UK and US school systems. For instance, in the British School System children are placed according to their age group and not tested for placement by skill level or previous years of completed education. THE BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM Schooling isRead the Rest…


Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. They serve as a reminder that theRead the Rest…


Reading To Your Child – 10 Reasons To Do It

Parents have many priorities when it comes to their children, not the least of which are to keep them happy, healthy, and educated.  With so many activities vying for children’s attention these days, it’s easy to overlook one of the most basic methods of promoting early literacy: reading to young childrenRead the Rest…


Multilingualism Offers Benefits to the Brain that go Beyond the Obvious

While I personally espouse the obvious benefits of multilingualism, some people just don’t see the point in learning a second language. They have no plans to travel or work outside their home country, and they find memorizing vocabulary and working their way through foreign grammar a mind-numbing waste of time.Read the Rest…


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