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3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Kids Achieve More

Have you ever witnessed the frustration of your child just giving up when they find school work difficult? What if you could find a way to turn things around for them and develop their self-confidence? By following a simple pattern of positive performance coaching strategies, you CAN help get your child back on track. I regularly visit for inspiration and highly recommend this site, both as an educator and as a parent of three children. Their Growth Mindset Blog is well worth a visit, offering help and advice on topics such as overcoming fear of failure to providing advice on praising kids. The Big Life Journal's blog post '4 Steps for Helping Your Child Set Effective

Happy Talking - Using Text-to-Speech to Support Reading and Writing

Text to Speech software has been around for a long time now but, as usual, the Education profession is the last user to jump on the train as it leaves the station. There are many great tools out there, and I've been looking at a few good - and some not so good - ones this week. Help with writing There are many Text-To-Speech (TTS) applications available on the market, ranging from those freely available to download, to various paid options. Being ever-frugal, I have tested a few free TTS apps and found varying degrees of success. ​​ The benefits of text to speech applications are enormous. Using a simple, free application like Evernote, it is possible to record what you want to appear in

5 Advantages of Online Tutoring

Online tutoring - now, there's something as lot of parents would immediately shy away from. But why? Only a few years ago, we would not have felt very comfortable about shopping online but now 86% of people in Ireland do so, 77% of people in the UK and huge 96% of Americans buy online regularly. Online banking is another thing we take for granted these days, with 82% of Smartphone owners using online banking. The world is embracing technology. So why are we so slow to accept online tuition? What advantage could there be over in-person sessions for our children? And could it ever be as good? 1. Availabilty Finding a tutor who is available and within your locality is not as easy as it soun

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