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- 10 Tips for Asking Children Questions
- 10 Tips to Take into Next Year
- A Few Things to Occupy the Kids during the Holidays
- A Few Quick Teaching Tips
- A Letter from a Friend of 'Flat Stanley', a Literacy and Geography Project for the Whole Family
- Benefits of the Short Lesson
- Case Against Standardised Testing
- Children must be taught how to think, not what to think: Really?
- Collections are Educational
- Common Pitfalls of the Everyday Online Student
- Create a Stress Free Learning Environment
- Curious Kids - the Value of Questions
- Developing an Inclusive Curriculum
- Ditching Languge That Invokes Shame
- Do You Use Mind Mapping?
- Educational Benefits of Chess
- Educational Value of Using Games in the Homeschool
- Encouraging Writing - Unschooled Teens
- Explain Your Motives - it helps!
- Explaining Place Value in Numbers to a Mixed Age Group
- Facilitating Learning, Sally Ariad
- Five History Teaching Strategies
- Frustration at Child's Obsession with PC Games
- Games Enhance Learning
- "I can't do it": Resistance to Learning
- "I'm No Good at Maths": Maths Anxiety
- Irlen Syndrome (Scotopic Sensitivity)
- Is the Internet Good or Bad for Learning?
- Is Thomas Reading Yet?
- Kids learn a lot more when they are working hard than when you are working hard
- Learning Invocations
- “Let Me Learn One Thing at a Time, Mum!”
- Looking back - what would I change?
- Knowing What to Teach
- Making Mind Maps - Links
- Mistakes that Online Students Make
- Movies as Curriculum
- Multi-level Teaching and Unit Studies
- Info Tech Embraces Holistic Learning Concepts: Movement helps learning
- One Activity, a Whole Lot of Outcomes, Anabel Matchan
- Recognising the Effect of Personal Bias as a Teacher and Homeschooling Parent
- Should I Let Children Learn at Their Own Pace?
- Stan's Tip 5: As much as possible, make it "real", not abstract
- Stan's Tip 7: Try creating a Learning Group with other homeschool kids.
- Stan's Tip 8: Make every effort to ensure that your student is confident that he can learn.
- Stop Talking Mum!
- Students Don't Work - They Learn
- Teaching Beyond Our Skill Level
- Teaching the Times Tables
- The Educational Value of Games
- The Stages of Learning by Susan Priolo
- Thematic Units, Vanessa Whittaker
- Tips for Creating Conversation
- To Teach or Not to Teach!
- Using Flashcards
- Using Excursions to Teach History
- Using 'Living Books' in Your Homeschool
- Value of Individual Learning Programs and Why Schools Don't Always Work
- What do I mean by 'attentive'?
- What Kind of a Teacher Are You?
- What Makes a Good Teacher
- Where Creativity Went, and the Role of IBL Projects to Find it Again, Lucy Singer
- Your Exceptional Learning Abilities
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