Education

Harvard’s President Reveals Her Top Tip For Getting Accepted

For ambitious high-school students today, the formula for getting into that reach school can seem just as simple. The conventional wisdom is that keeping your head down in the single-minded pursuit of qualifications is the path to success. It makes every election for every tiny organization a heated battle and makes classes almost an afterthought. […]

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Learning to read with Phonics shows Advantages for Learning

Ever wondered about the hype of learning how to read with phonics versus letters “So Aaaah versus A”? The article below suggests that there are indeed benefits to learning to read with phonics. Children taught to read using phonics techniques have achieved “very high” results, according to new research, which cited the example of a

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Getting In: What Top American Universities Are Looking For

Every year, I get at least one question along this lines… “My child had great grades and test scores- why was he not accepted to his dream school?” Sadly, it takes more than good academics to earn admission in a top U.S. university. It takes a comprehensive plan. A strategic approach to extracurricular activities. A personal brand.

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4 Things Schools Should Ban

Schools are meant to educate and train children, referring to the creches, playgroups, nursery, primary and secondary schools. To help through these early years of instruction, there are things schools should ban. By the time children get to Senior secondary and University the children are formed and are adults. Schools and parents work as a

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School Success / child's curiosity

School Success Starts Early

Regardless of a child’s scholastic abilities, parents can show him or her how to get along with teachers. Before your kids start school, give them a powerful advantage over other children by teaching them the following practical, easy–to–learn skills: Tip 1: Smile and say “hello” to your teacher everyday. Kids who greet their teachers with

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Introducing Genii Games

Àsà (meaning culture in Yoruba) is a brand that includes a collection of mobile applications that run on Smartphones (iPhones, Samsung S Series etc) and tablets (iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, BlackBerry Playbook etc). These apps come enhanced with features as games, colourful illustrations, voice, sound and animation, all packaged within cultural contexts to appeal to

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LagosMums Debate: Mixed Schools vs. Single Sex Schools?

There are different schools of thoughts when this topic is discussed. Each side with their own reason. Mixed schools can be seen as necessary for the interaction between children of both sexes. Pro-mixed school people are quick to say that is good for balance. That it helps the children develop well. The strongest opposition to this

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The Positive Influence of Being Involved in your Child’s Education

It has been shown many times over in research studies that a parent who is involved in their child’s education has a positive impact. It’s reflected in improved grades and test scores, strong attendance, a higher rate of homework completion, higher graduation rates, improved attitudes and behaviors in the child, as well as the child

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