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Patricia Porter

How to give your child the secret ingredient to success – grit

  “Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the

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What will schools do now?
Patricia Porter

How to handle education’s ‘new normal’

The pandemic has changed how children learn.  For very good reasons on-line learning has become a ‘thing’. Most students have experienced some form of on-line learning – some for the first time.   Many teachers have had to create on-line and in-class lessons.  Parents have become more involved and engaged in children’s’ learning.  It has all

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Patricia Porter

Discover the support your child needs to succeed

I had asked the wrong question – again! I was carrying out research for the BCTF by asking groups of parents how the school could help them help their child learn.  I wanted to write a pamphlet that could be shared with all schools so that they could help parents help their kids. But the

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Patricia Porter

  How to change the world

There are many ways to change the world. You might become president of the USA, run a successful socially minded business, save the whales. To change the world you don’t need power and influence. You need to defeat ignorance. One charity defeats ignorance by using the most powerful change agent there is – woman. It

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Patricia Porter

5 Ways to Stop the Stress

Times have changed.  It used to be that it was just homework that made you stressed.  Now there is so much more home learning  that can lead to increased stress and burn out. Don’t let it happen. There are ways you can reduce, maybe even eliminate, the stress caused by children learning at home. Here

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Patricia Porter

The #1 way to develop your child’s thinking skills

Ask the right question Asking questions is an overlooked and underrated way to help children learn.  Asking good questions takes thought and time but it is a skill well worth practicing. Asking the right questions can help your children develop foundational learning skills, especially those of language and curiosity. Good questions can also help develop

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