Teaching Times Tables

Earlier I posted that scientists have shown how speaking out loud as you search for a missing item can increase the effectiveness and speed of the search, improving the cognitive process at the time. I then realised this is a very similar technique to how I have been...

50 things to do before you are 11 3/4

We made Hannah and Alex go through their list at breakfast time this morning. Allowing for dodgy counting between mouthfuls of cornflakes they came to 36 out of the 50. I was pretty impressed (and a touch pleased that I was perhaps a more active parent than I have...

Saying 'car keys' out loud may help find them!

A report in the Daily Telegraph today suggests that scientists believe that our ability to find lost items such as car keys can be enhanced by saying the name out loud. Saying the name out loud can make the search much quicker and more accurate. So in the morning when...

Staycation !

Following on from this blog post in April the Fisher family decided that rather than sit on a beach or around a hotel pool we were going to do a staycation this year. We decided that we wanted to really focus on our kids, to maximise the quality time we were spending...

Is your child's tutor a qualified teacher?

Dear all, I’ve started an e petition, see below. Please can we all push this as much as we can with friends, parents etc. Our biggest concern is having to battle companies/individuals who have no qualifications in teaching educating the nations’s children....