Monthly Archives: April 2012

Frequently asked Questions What subjects Kip McGrath Ashford teach? We teach pupils in the areas of English, Maths Reading, Writing, Spelling and Comprehension at Primary and Secondary level. We also offer tuition to help prepare your child for exams such as the Kent … Continue reading

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Offence is in the eye of the beholder?

Offence is in the eye of the beholder?. A great blog about how libraries have been out under pressure by a tiny minority of parents to pull books from the shelves due to the parents view of unsuitability. As a … Continue reading

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What was your favourite book in childhood?

Following on from a reblog yesterday about the positive impact of letting pupils choose books to read rather than be pushed into reading I started thinking about the books I enjoyed growing up. At school as an early reader I … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
Over the past 18 years, I’ve done my share of “traditional” teaching:  I chose a book, I decided how many pages my students would read each night, I wrote questions to see if they…

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What Is Wrong With Using Unqualified Staff To Teach?

When I’m talking to parents, friends and colleagues about the issue of having qualified teachers teaching pupils of all ages most haven’t been aware that the person teaching their child may not be qualified. This can happen in a school … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Kip McGrath Scunthorpe Tutors' Blog:
Lecturers should need a teaching qualification, says NUS president The Guardian World News |by Daniel Boffey Liam Burns says the government should act on the suggestions in Lord Browne’s report. Photograph: Observer…

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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