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Homework, Blog, Differentiated Homework

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply
By Bethany Spencer on April 17, 2018

Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools and educators have been embracing since the 1960s. The concept of differentiated instruction was born from the...

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The Wider Purpose of Homework 
By Bethany Spencer on March 7, 2018

The setting of homework has more of an impact on students than just helping to improve their academic achievement. Epstein & Van Voorhis (2001) found that homework could in fact be...

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The 5 Metrics you Need to Know for Tracking Effective Homework
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

As a teacher, setting effective homework is only half the battle, getting your students to actually complete it is the other. Ensuring the work you set is effective will heighten your...

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What Makes a Good Piece of Homework?
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

The completion of homework has long been linked to higher academic achievement in secondary school students. However, in order to see the real value of homework, the work set must be...

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Homework is a Global Issue
By Naimish Gohil on January 15, 2018

Homework is a universal concept that transcends countries and languages - regardless of nationality, race or religion, it is something that affects everyone and that everyone can relate...

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Homework, homework policy, Blog, parental involvement

Increase Parental Involvement in Homework with your Homework Policy
By Bethany Spencer on November 29, 2017

Homework can create a sense of tension at home for a multitude of reasons - tasks are set inconsistently, completing homework is always left to the last minute and children seemingly...

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Summer Holidays, summer, Homework, Blog

The Balance Between Summer Homework and Fun
By Bethany Spencer on August 9, 2017

What’s more debated than both the amount of time schools get off for the summer holidays and the setting of homework? A combination of the two - summer homework. Already there’s been...

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Benefits of Homework, Homework, Blog

Research into the Importance of Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 15, 2017

Homework is a concept that has been around for years and today is an expected requirement for schools‭. ‬In order for a school to‭ ‬be rated‭ ‬‘Outstanding’‭ ‬by Ofsted teachers must‭,...

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Homework, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parental involvement, Student & Parent Resources

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home 
By Bethany Spencer on May 9, 2017

Family involvement in children’s education has proven to have a positive impact on a student’s school life‭. ‬In Britain‭, ‬studies have identified that students who are regularly...

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SLT, Homework, Blog, guide, Tracking & Monitoring, Quality Assurance, SLT Resources

Quality Assuring Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a high quality‭. ‬You want it to be engaging‭, ‬thought provoking‭, ‬and you want both your students to...

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teachers, Homework, Blog

The Hard Hitting Result of the 2017 Teaching Crisis
By Naimish Gohil on April 4, 2017

It’s long been known that teachers are overworked and the burden of admin and excessive workload is impactful to their lives, both mentally and physically. Today’s Metro headline...

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Homework, Blog, homework debate

Why Homework is Worthwhile
By Naimish Gohil on November 14, 2016

Yet again, we find ourselves in another heated homework debate. It’s almost impossible to scroll through social media without stumbling across an angry article that points the finger of...

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Autonomous learning, teachers, parents, Homework, Students, Blog

How Homework Can Contribute Towards Autonomous Learning
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on September 7, 2015

Homework is a form of independent learning - students can take hold of the reins of their education.

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Technology, parents, Homework, Education, Guest Blog, parental engagement

Parenting Pressures & Technology's Role in Education
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 30, 2015

 Caroline Gallagher looks at the pressures of parenting and the role of technology in education.

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Parental Involvement in Homework Can Help, Not Stress
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 25, 2015

Some children may panic at the thought of their parents involving themselves in their homework process, but it can be helpful rather than stressful.

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Inspire, Homework, Blog, Teaching Schools, aid, practice, help, sharing, influence

Tips for Teaching Schools to Effectively Share Best Practice
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 22, 2015

Teaching Schools can be role models for neighbouring schools to share their knowledge on sharing best practice for teaching and learning.

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Tips & Tricks, parents, Homework, Blog, parental involvement

6 Tips to Help Your Child with Their Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 7, 2015

It's crucial for parents to be involved and engaged in their child's school life, particularly the homework process.

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Homework, Blog, online, e learning

How to Adapt Materials to Use Them Online
By Louise Raw on November 6, 2014

Our top three tips to adapting your resources and material for online use.

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