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Engage with your child – it enhances achievement!

Middlesborough council has divided opinion among residents recently with a public campaign directed at parents. The campaign revolves around a set of digital posters that encourages parents to be engaged with their child rather than their phone. It carries a picture of a child looking fed-up next to a parent busy on their phone. (Read […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

How far should parents go in helping their children with their homework?

If you’re a parent or a guardian, I’m sure you will agree it is natural to want the absolute best for your child. Therefore, if your child is struggling with their homework, you will understandably want to help them in any way you can. But, whilst you want to help your child achieve their potential, […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

What equipment should I use for online classes?

Hands up – who loves homework?

For many students, coming home after a long day at school the last thing they feel like turning their minds to is homework. Indeed, homework has received such a bad rap in everything from film and television to our favourite pop songs, that we often associate it with punishment and see it as the teacher’s way […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

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Being online and completing your homework – getting the balance right

Yes, I procrastinate.  I do it sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.  Usually it happens when I have to hand in an assignment or piece of homework, which is a little daft of me. Whilst it does have something to do with a lack of motivation and plenty of online distractions out there – social media […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

How do you become a webcam tutor?

Ten tips for parents: stress free homework

I don’t know about you, but as a parent I found homework time stressful, and the cause of many a family argument. Most children they dread homework – who wants to be reminded that you have forgotten it or being told that’s incorrect, and you have to do it again. While the world won’t crumble […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

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Tips for Parents: Homework stress busting tips

If you like me think back to my school years with nostalgia, you are likely to completely overlook that school can pose a fair deal of stress to students, owing to the often conflicting demands of school life, social pursuits and extra-curricular activities and sport. We learn in many ways – through experience, social interaction […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Homework – It’s simply a case of getting organised

Whether you are expected to do your homework on a daily or weekly basis, your work can really pile up unless you are well organised. Follow these tips and steer clear of last-minute cramming. Make homework your ally, instead of your enemy. Keep a diary of homework due dates: Get into the habit of writing […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Top Tips: Getting your kids to do their homework

Whether or not homework is useful for children has proved fertile ground for debate among academics over the years. Those against it often claim that homework can detract from family life and foster an ultra-competitive academic environment, and that homework is often designated as a matter of policy, not necessarily to hone in on crucial […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read

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Homework: Who do you go to first – parents or teachers?

Recently we discovered that something wasn’t quite right when it came to parents ‘helping’ with children’s homework.  Recently the news got out of that many parents are actually just completing the homework for them. It does serve as a bit of an eye-opener for those who thought that kids sat down and did their homework, […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

How can you learn to draw for free?

Exam tips: Beating the Blues

We all know how stressful exam time can be. Fear is a powerful emotion, and the fear of exams can cause your mood to spiral downwards, especially when we think that we may fail. The purpose of this blog post is to provide some tips on how to get your stress under control, so that […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

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My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of exam. For instance, revising for a multiple-choice exam would differ to studying for an essay-based […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

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8 ways to make your homework easier…. and get better marks

Whether your are in secondary school or at university, obtaining maximum results without becoming a bookworm or neglecting your social and family obligations, is key. As is the case with most successful entrepreneurs, the most successful students are those who know how to balance life and work, meeting academic challenges without spending all their waking […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Cramming – is it ever a good idea ahead of exams?

Exam season is coming up thick and fast and for many of us it’s time to face facts – for one reason or another we haven’t lived up to the model student figure we’ve convinced our parents we are and instead we’re nose-to-nose with a couple of days of intense cramming to pull us through. […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

Top Tips: Getting kids to do their homework

Let’s face it – getting our hormonal teens to do anything worthwhile in their free time is a pitched battle; a war of attrition where we inevitably fall into the role of the bad guy, time and again. Getting them to swallow anything remotely green, bring the platoon of mould-infested mugs down from their rooms or […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

Why should kids do boxing?

New study finds homework doesn’t improve grades

Here at Superprof, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the rising debate surrounding the topic of homework and how beneficial the practice really is to learning outcomes. In November we blogged about French President Hollande’s astonishing announcement that he was moving to ban homework as part of large-scale reforms to the Gallic schools system. […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

Top Tips: Coping With Exam Failure

It happens to the best of us, but knowing how to cope when you flunk an exam isn’t something that comes naturally to all. From the most insignificant test to the most important exam, the knock in confidence resulting from a bad grade can take the wind out of our sails and leave us feeling embarrassed, angry […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Top Ten: Movies Featuring Homework and Exams

Bet you never thought exams and homework could be funny, let alone cool? Well, I’m here to shatter your illusions as I count down my top ten moments in film history that put the myth to bed. Ok, I’ve stretched the meaning of homework out a little, but what is homework if not a part of […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

Top Ten Excuses: Being late for School

Let’s face it, telling the truth when you turn up late for school is never going to wash with tetchy teachers. 90% of us are late because, well, our beds are just too warm and comfy but when you rock up wearing your blazer inside out, your tie on backwards and sporting an interesting barnet […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

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What’s the point of homework?

“Have you done your homework?” It’s amazing how many hearts – parents and children – sink at this seemingly innocuous question. In this house, we’ve been through phases where those innocent words have signalled an evening from hell. Reluctant children bent over dog-eared jotters full of stuff they don’t understand and tears, mine usually, as we […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

What are the benefits of teaching webcam tutorials?

They explained it twice and I still don’t get it

What was the subject that confused you the most when you were at school? For me it was Physics – I just didn’t get it. I was okay at Maths and to this day, I can’t fathom out why Physics was such a problem. In my school, and yes it was some time ago I […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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10 Best Excuses for Not Doing Your Homework

I’m sure most, if not all students, have at least a few times (or more!) during school where they’ve handed in a homework assignment late, and so as not to get into trouble, given an excuse to their teacher as to why they couldn’t complete their homework on time. Be careful not to use the […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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How to make sense of the jargon in a school timetable

I don’t even understand my son’s new school timetable – what does it all mean? I know that going to secondary school would be a huge change for my son – after all, once upon a time, I was a bewildered first year too. I remember getting lost on the way from English to PE, […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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High school homework without tears… with a bit of luck

My 11-year-old son has just started high school and already we are finding homework is a much more ferocious creature than it was in primary school. Just this morning, he and I were up early at the kitchen table grappling with the challenge of finding another example of when he had used literacy in school. […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

Thea’s homework nightmare

Recently I was asked, what was my worst homework nightmare? Trawling through the distant remnants of my school past, I was suddenly struck by a memory. Copying Maths homework – of which I was a master. I found Maths easy until I hit GCSE level and tried to apply creative interpretation to the subject. ‘But […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read