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Assessment Tools - Assessment Matrix

There is never an end to paperwork (screenwork?) in the Assessment Office. This isn’t so much a bad thing as it is just the nature of the metaphorical beast. 420 more words


Tutoring, Tutoring, Tutoring, How Much is Enough?

When I grew up in Asia decades ago, tutoring was a big part of my life, so was everyone else. We had half-day school, upon returning home and had my lunch, tutors started to ring our doorbell – 2 hours of Chinese, 1 hour of English, 1 hour of math, 1 hour of reading etc. 978 more words


4 Powerful Ways to Outperform At Academic Life

Nowadays, there is a high competition among students in schools, college and universities. Sadly, all students are not intelligent enough to face their academic challenges in an appropriate manner. 254 more words

High Expectations

This week I have been fortunate to be able visit a number of lessons.  In particular I was investigating our expectations and seeking to find out how members of staff are setting out and achieving high expectations with different groups of students.  1,140 more words

What's the formula for good self-esteem?

I have two girls, and they are as different as night and day, or east and west. One stumbles almost all the time in school and at home (that’s her whole world when she was young), and the other strives to become an overachiever; she works very hard and always do well in school as well as at home. 976 more words