Posts Tagged ‘Karen Boyes’

Study skills for success – Starting the year with success in mind

Published on Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Starting your year off with a positive mindset and some proven study techniques can make all the difference. Here are 4 to get you started this year… Be ready to learn Start the year with curiosity and wonderment of what you might learn this year. It is often helpful to look over the text book […]

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How do students know they know?

Published on Friday, November 11th, 2016

“I don’t learn anything at school!” shouted my daughter (Miss 14) as she left the house. Not a new revelation from her – but today she seemed more intent on ensuring I knew I was wasting my time sending her each day. So I decided to ask the BIG question. “How do you know when […]

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Preparing for Practice and External Exams

Published on Monday, August 1st, 2016

As the year rolls by and exams get closer, there are a few important tips to consider and implement to ensure you can boost your efficiency when studying, which will lead to better exam results. 1. Treat your Practice/Mock exams seriously In fact your practice exams maybe the most important exams you sit all year. […]

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School Holidays – creating lasting memories with fun family challenges

Published on Monday, July 4th, 2016

School holidays are upon us yet again and as a parent you may either dread or love the thought of having your children at home for 2 weeks. Holidays are a chance for children to relax, kick back, families to connect and make memories. Over the years I have created a special family tradition in the […]

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Reflecting on 21 Years

Published on Sunday, October 11th, 2015

The 11 of September will always be a date that is remembered world wide, perhaps as the day the world changed. To me, however, it has another meaning – the day I started my business, Spectrum Education, 21 years ago in 1994. As I sit and reflect on this incredible journey and the mission I am on, […]

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11 Tips Towards Exam Success

Published on Sunday, September 13th, 2015

If your exams are coming up soon, now is a great time to pause, look forward and ensure you have planned the next few weeks for exam success. Here are eleven reminders to assist you … 1. Maintain a Positive Attitude: Now you are at the business end of the year, it is important to […]

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The Art of Summarising

Published on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Summarising involves taking the main ideas from a piece of text and rewriting them in your own words. A summary is significantly shorter than the original text and tends to give an overview of a topic area. A good summary shows that you have understood the text. Below are 7 quick tips to create effective […]

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The role of sleep and learning for teenagers

Published on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Getting a great night sleep is essential for brain health and especially important when learning and studying. Researcher Chris Evans, believes the most important function of sleep is to allow your brain to consider the new things that have been learned that day. He suggests new learnings are filed and consolidated in the memory system […]

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Transformational Learning

Published on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

In 1977 Ilya Prigogene was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in the field of Thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics states when things are left alone in our universe, it will eventually go to disorder and chaos. For example, when a tree falls in the forest, it will eventually rot and decay. […]

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