Play: why your son’s learning is all fun and gamesEducation by Amelia Barrow
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. However, ELC director Amelia Barrow believes that play has a huge impact on a boy’s cognitive, social and emotional development.
How feedback can unlock your son’s learning potentialEducation by Harb Gill
Feedback can double the speed of learning, we are told. But what students need is not just any feedback but rather clear feedback about ‘where to next’.
3 rules to spark learningEducation
In this 6-minute TED talk, chemistry teacher Ramsay Musallam explains why the true role of the educator is to cultivate curiosity.
Let them laugh and they’ll learn. 5 top tips for you.Education by Raelene Plozza
According to teacher and literacy coach Raelene Plozza, boys are a delight to teach, as long as they’re engaged in their learning. Here are her top 5 ‘secret weapons’ that have helped her win over boys in the classroom.
Is your son struggling to get back into the school routine?Education by Dr Ray Swann
The summer break is over and the new school year has started with a bang. However, if your boy started the year with more of a whimper, here’s how you can help him get his school groove back.
How to help prepare your son for PrepEducation by Bec Cavalôt
You may not be ready for your son to start school. But he’s going anyway… Here are a few top tips from the frontline experts – the prep teachers.
7 ways to sneak learning into the holidaysEducation by David Eggleston
The school year is almost over and while you want your boy to relax and have fun over the summer, you also want to make sure he doesn’t lose his learning ‘mojo’. A learning needs specialist teacher explains why fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Focus vs. distraction: help your son train his brain and winEducation by Andrew Braddy
As a society, we are worse at concentration than we have ever been. But it’s something that’s worth working at: improving concentration can have some seriously positive impacts on the health and performance of our boys (and on us too).
Why bother teaching maths to boys?Education by Katie White
Today’s teenage boy lives in world where we pay with plastic, not cash. Where Siri can work out percentages in seconds. If he doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he just Googles it. Why would he bother learning maths?
10 easy ways to support your son’s learningEducation by David Eggleston
Learning for many of us comes naturally, but for some boys it’s not so easy.