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Barking up the wrong tree

Has anyone noticed the actual problem with idioms and highly visual children?  Children with Dyslexia, ADHD, Aspergers and Autism are likely to have excellent visual strengths so mentioning an idiom to them sends them off into trying to sort out … Continue reading

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Your child will fail maths without this simple skill

There is an underlying problem with the way maths is taught in primary school; the curriculum assumes that very young children can picture numbers as controlled mental images. This is a presupposition of the whole system.  For even the most … Continue reading

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St Albans Mental Health 24-25th Nov

Do take a look at this fabulous initiative – something for everyone.  I hope to see you there. I am speaking at 11:15 on Saturday 24th. The St Albans Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference is a partnership event between YC … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the (learning) Room

What is the #elephant in the learning room?  Its something that everyone in education knows about but nobody talks about.  Well actually there are 3 connected elephants: People learn visually, especially small children. These are the pictures they makeup and … Continue reading

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Where has all my energy gone?

Are you searching for increased energy and restored vitality: whether you have occasional exhaustion or have been running on empty for some time and have developed major fatigue.  We’ve all of course experienced those feelings of extreme fatigue, for example, … Continue reading

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Learning to Visualise

There are many ways to learn about visualising; here is the one I printed in Bridges to Success.  You can find the whole book here. Bridges to Success  – How to Transform Learning Difficulties, available in physical form or on Kindle … Continue reading

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Learning difficulties and being ungrounded

In short, being un-grounded is akin to driving a bus whilst sitting on the roof; exciting but not exactly effective! As any school teacher would agree, learning is impossible without focus, concentration and creating an effective learning state.  What most … Continue reading

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