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Top times tables games

Top times tables games

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Posted on 21 January, 2019 by Stephen Elvis

1. Speed tables Your child can race against a friend or play alone (even racing against the clock can be a challenge that really gets competitive-types going!). As they write down their tables, make it a sport and encourage them to aim for ‘personal bests’. They can write them down either as 8 x 6 = 48 or by filling in a tables grid. 2. Bingo! Make this ultra-authentic by buying some proper bingo dabbers, just for fun. This is best played with at least two children, or drag in your...

Reading beyond the Text Book

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Posted on 18 July, 2018 by Stephen Elvis

Reading beyond the Textbook: Organizing an extensive reading programme   As indicated in the article on the theoretical background on extensive reading, this method requires that the learners read a lot. The aim is not only to increase fluency and develop language skills, but also to cultivate an enjoyment of reading. Since this is reading for pleasure, the learners work independently, selecting texts they want to read and reading at their own pace. Clearly, this is a method in which...
30 things I wish I learned in Highschool.

30 things I wish I learned in Highschool.

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Posted on 6 July, 2018 by Stephen Elvis

In 2002, I graduated from  High School. At the time, I thought I knew it all. I had taken intense AP courses and soaked up all of the knowledge my teachers gave me. I was ready to tackle the real world… or so I thought. Students learn a lot in high school. They discover how to solve complex equations, critically analyze classic novels, and understand the basics of biology. However, while subjects such as algebra and physics are important, many students would benefit from a high school...