Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • Working From Home: 10 Tips for Assessors to Stay Motivated

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    One of the many perks of working as an assessor is that you get a lot of flexibility. If you're self-employed and work on a freelance basis, you're more likely to be working from home. And some employers also allow their assessors to work from home too.

    There are a lot of perks to working from home, I know because I work from home as a freelancer myself.

    But despite these benefits, you'd be surprised at how easy it is to pick up some unproductive habits, like constant checking of social media feeds or watching an episode of your series on Netflix. There are just so many distractions and creature comforts when you work from home.  

  • What Is Active Learning and What Are Its Keys to Success

    Active learning session outside with computer Instead of making your students sit, listen and memorize, try to include them more in the learning process. This method of engaging students more and making them participate and collaborate with each other is known as active learning. Incorporating active learning into your classroom will mean that students will be given a freedom to analyze an argument, discuss the covered material, and apply a concept to a real-life situation.  In order to make this all happen, there are various key success factors which every facilitator or teacher should use to make students do something instead of just passively listening. Some of the key success factors for active learning ...
  • Quantity Surveyors in Construction Projects

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    The role and importance of quantity surveyors in construction projects

    Homeowners and investors in the UK and Australia are more familiar with the profession of Quantity Surveyor and Quantity Surveying, while those living in the USA and Canada are probably familiar with the terms Construction Cost Estimator and Construction Cost Estimating. Still, is there a difference between these two job titles?  Sometimes surveyor roles change depending on the region in which they operate. Generally, a Quantity Surveyor in the UK is equivalent to a Cost Estimator in the USA. However, a Cost Estimator in the UK will have fewer requirements and tasks than a licenced QS in the same region. Ba ...
  • 9 Tips for Supporting Children with ADHD

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    Looking after a child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) comes with its own unique set of challenges. There are no concrete rules for caring for a child that has  ADHD since each child is different. Some children might have a milder form of ADHD, others could present more severe symptoms. That said, children who have been diagnosed with ADHD can greatly benefit from a tailor-made approach.

    What is ADHD?

    ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental disorder amongst children. Children who have been diagnosed with this medical condition show

  • How to Manage Depression as a Student

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    Depression amongst students is becoming a serious issue. According to YouGov and, one in four students in the UK suffer from a mental health illness with depression being the most common - 77% reported to have depression-related problems.

    There are many factors that contribute towards depression. It could be stress in relation to work, school or finances. And sometimes, it can occur due to personal or emotional trauma.

    Depression is different to feeling sad since it is perfectly normal to feel sad at times.

  • 35 Proven Study Hacks That Can Improve Your Memory

    Laptop, Woman, Education, Study, Young, Computer We scoured the web to uncover the best study hacks that can help your brain remember information better.

    1. Walk Before Your Exam

    Research by Dr Chuck Hillman at the University of Illinois shows that doing approximately 20 minutes of exercise before an exam can improve performance. This includes walking, pushups and sit-ups. Related image

    2. Read Out Loud

    This might sound a little crazy, but you are 50% more likely to remember things when reading things out loud. Just don't do this in a public library. ...
  • Quiz: Which childcare course shall I do?

    Which childcare course should you take? With so many different sectors of the childcare industry, it's important that you take the right first step by considering which childcare course is most suitable for you. Take the quiz below and get an instant answer with a course recommendation. [onionbuzz quizid=1][/onionbuzz]

  • Dealing with Difficult Parents: "Your Child is Struggling"

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    As a professional working with children, you may have to deal with difficult parents and it can be especially challenging if you notice there is something unusual about a child's development. It can lead to awkward conversations but it is indeed your duty and responsibility to discuss issues with the child's parents. 

    Children, at a very young age, develop very quickly. And if a child has a special need or disability that affects their development, the “wait and see” approach is clearly not the best route to take. The earlier a child can get professional help the better because they will see a tremendous improvement in their quality of life, learning and their later development.

  • How GDPR Has Changed Nurseries & Childcare Centres

    child care The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect in the UK on May 25, 2018. As of this writing, the first lawsuits under this new regulation have already been filed against Facebook and Google to the tune of USD 8.8 billion.   While these are multi-billion dollar companies that have come under the gun, it is prudent to consider how this law could change your nursery or childcare data intake and protection processes. Before this new law, information was regulated by the Data Protection Act of ...
  • "Which childcare should I take?"