Archive for category: Prox

Poor Life Skills in UK Adults

Last year the UK Government commissioned a pretty big survey called Skills for Life. The survey covered the two important skills that adults need – language and numeracy. The findings were pretty surprising and quite worrying for a modern nation.   After all we’re increasingly hearing about how humans will be not needed in the […]

Yes, Literacy Can Be Fun

Now I don’t know about your kids but mine learn a lot better with a little fun included. This is one of the real problems I’ve found with teaching my children to read, until they get to a certain stage the available books are just too dull for words. However fortunately we live in a […]

How to Home School Effectively

There are lots of reasons that people consider teaching their kids from home instead of sending them to school. Most countries will allow this, but obviously it is a big commitment and requires a lot of dedication and effort. Over the last few years homeschooling has exploded in popularity. Not too long ago, it was […]

Is eLearning for Everyone?

Education is changing, and at a speed that can sometimes seem a little bewildering.   The electronic age has brought many changes to the way we live and the way we learn is changing too. Some people resist it, but eLearning is without doubt the way of the future. Not everyone has access to the […]

Does Alcohol Reduce Dementia Risk

We’ve often seen studies that suggest moderate alcohol intake can actually be good for you. The problem is that these studies are often fairly small and then will be seized on by the media to splash across their front pages. After all it’s we like headlines like this –  alcohol makes you live longer, donuts […]

The Development Of Educational Thought

How much does the way we educate our children have an effect on the development of our society?  It’s an interesting question and ones that has been consider down the ages.  There’s no doubt of the overall effect of education down the generations but does it have an impact on our own lives in the […]

Technology Impact on Today’s Classrooms

It only seemed a few year ago since the very first computers entered our classrooms.    In the UK it was likely to be the BBC micro linked up to a portable television set or something hitech connected to a bright green led monitor.  Nowadays every child probably possesses more computing power in their telephones […]

Growth of Online Learning Continues

Virtual schools are predicted to develop at an yearly rate of 12.8 percent during the subsequent four decades. Almost one thousand students currently take part in some sort of online learning, with over 25 virtual schools supplying services in a variety of states throughout the nation. Additionally, five countries require students to choose a minumum […]

Do Our Children Actively Conceal Internet Usage

There’s no doubt that the internet now plays a much bigger role in our children’s education. Most of us are familiar with the sight of our children studying at a computer instead of a book. Yet do we know how much time our children do spend looking at these screens, it’s likely we don’t. Well […]

What Books do Children’s Love?

How often do you see your children reading from a book?  For most of us parents probably not as often as we would prefer.   Of course children still read but mostly off a screen on some electronic device or other. There’s been a really interesting poll just completed by the UK Government in tandem […]