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Neurodiversity – We don’t all think the same

Neurodiversity – We don’t all think the same

In the same way that every person has their own unique set of fingerprints, each person has a unique brain. We all process information and think about things differently. If we didn’t, we’d be robots who all acted the same and were interested in the same things. What...

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How to have fun during exam time

How to have fun during exam time

Take a break from exam studies and get active! Work and play are two indispensable components of life, and while a long summer of play awaits, the final exam stretch is looming! To get through, it’s not only important to add a dash of play to the study regime, but...

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Surviving year-end academic burnout

Surviving year-end academic burnout

Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt less motivated to get going? Maybe even irritable and just plain exhausted, or even frustrated for no reason? You may very well be experiencing academic burnout. Academic Burnout is something that affects most learners,...

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Don’t worry, be happy – avoiding anxiety!

Don’t worry, be happy – avoiding anxiety!

We all experience moments of feeling stressed and overwhelmed.  Teenagers, especially, feel under pressure which could be caused by deadlines, exams or conflict with fellow students and parents. That’s normal. Anxiety though, is a whole different matter all-together. ...

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Self-care tips for teens and young adults

Self-care tips for teens and young adults

Stress, anxiousness, depression and loneliness are now even more prevalent under teens and young adults than ever before. No one really knows the root cause, but it seems to be a perfect storm of several factors. Some experts believe teens now are being raised with...

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Benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling

Benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling

More and more families are starting to realize the numerous benefits associated with homeschooling. Homeschooling is no longer a stigmatized, isolated learning experience. Through the power of the internet and the rise of online curriculum service providers,...

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How to achieve deeper learning

How to achieve deeper learning

Deeper learning is an educational outcome where students develop the ability to apply their knowledge in new contexts, to extend their ideas and to critically and creatively solve problems. Deeper learning should encourage self-directed learning, academic mastery,...

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Mythbusters: Homeschooling edition

Mythbusters: Homeschooling edition

In the last decade, homeschooling has globally become an increasingly popular option in the field of teaching and learning. Even with this popularity, homeschooling is surrounded by certain stigmas that cloud its viability as a perfectly suitable and credible...

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A guide to choosing your virtual school

A guide to choosing your virtual school

What is blended learning? There is no single definition, but there is a general consensus that blended learning involves a combination of face-to-face (either onsite or online) with online experiences to produce effective, efficient and flexible learning. ...

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