Rote Learning vs Critical Thinking – Memory or Intelligence?


by Katherine Reilly

Throughout history, numerous methods of teaching have been adopted in class; the most controversial of which, ‘Rote Learning’. Why is this method of teaching despised by modern educators? Does it have any merits? Should it be abolished completely? Below, we will examine the aspects of this teaching method as well as evaluate the benefits of modern teaching techniques such as the development of critical thinking.

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Students’ Corner – The Impact of Television

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by Katerina T. (age: 14)

Tuesday, 15th December 2020

Over the past ten years or so, television has become an integral part of our lives. It provides informative programs, as well as programs to occupy young children, such as shows and series. It is my firm belief that television has gained so much sway on our daily lives that we are no longer in control of the amount of time we spend on it and especially when it comes to our children.

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It’s Time to Motivate Your Students!

by Katherine Reilly – Teacher Trainer and Author

It’s common knowledge that the responsibilities of a teacher, both in and out of class are not only numerous but require a great deal of effort to fulfill. Correcting papers, preparing next day’s lesson and the most important of all, supporting your students.

Now, ‘support’ can be interpreted in multiple ways. Encouraging your students when they have a bad day, establishing ourselves as emotional pillars when they feel discouraged and most importantly… motivating them to acknowledge and reach their true potential. However, one would wonder, is this feasible, especially during these troubling times we are all going through?

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