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Patricia Porter

The Process of Learning and Why it Matters

I have understood more about academic achievement in the last few years than in all the time I was teaching!  Oh how I wish I knew then what I know now.  I would have been a much better teacher and learning guide. But – as the saying goes – It is what it is! I

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Patricia Porter

Ignore this sign at your peril

There is an epidemic in schools.  Don’t panic.  It is not contagious. But it is serious. Research shows that 53% of students underachieve.  They are not reaching their full learning potential.  They are not going to have the future they are capable of creating. Students who underachieve are also more vulnerable to depression, drug taking,

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Patricia Porter

Do you know what you are teaching your child?

Every day in every way you are teaching your child.  You may not know that you are doing this, you may not be aware you are doing it, but you are! Every time your child sees you doing something, anything, you are showing your child that what you are doing is important. Every time your

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Patricia Porter

5 Ways to make the most of summer.

Summer is here and the lessons that had been set by teachers, either in class or on line, are no longer part of your child’s life.  Children are no longer expected to learn and complete schoolwork.   The long weeks of the summer break beckon. Not having to learn new things and do new work comes

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Patricia Porter

What makes a good learner?

As a teacher of students who were struggling to learn I had one question. Why do some children learn more easily than others? I knew that it had nothing to do with a child’s intelligence because some of the slow learners I worked with were very bright –  just not ‘school bright’.  By ‘school bright’

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