Amazing Things Happen – What is Autism?

A few months ago, we examined how to teach students with Special Educational Needs (SENs), in an article I had written concerning this matter.

https://katherinereilly.blog/2017/09/20/teaching-students-with-special-educational-needs-sens/

A dear friend and colleague posted this video on his page, which shows us how autistic individuals perceive and cope with everyday situations. It’s definitely worth watching and highly educational, for both students and teachers alike.

Rote Learning vs Critical Thinking – Memory or Intelligence?

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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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Should I Help my Child with his Homework?

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by Katherine Reilly

One of the most controversial questions which has generated a great deal of heated debate, is the one which ponders every parent’s mind. Is it a good idea to help your kids with their homework? If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a parent’s responsibility to ensure their children have a bright future, assisting them by any means necessary. However, does this mean that you should also undertake the role of a teacher?

I have been teaching students of all levels and ages for the past fifteen years and based on my own personal experience, the answer is ‘no‘. You heard me correctly. I said it! Now, before I get bombarded by messages, let’s examine the reasons why you shouldn’t assist your children with their studies.

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