Emotional intelligence can be a misunderstood term. Like so many umbrella terms, emotional intelligence is used to describe many things that perform a similar but slightly different action. Emotional intelligence for children is not the same as for adults, but it is similar. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the descriptor for a person able to judge … Continue reading How we Teach Emotional Intelligence in School
At Oaktree Primary we’ve adopted the theory of contextual learning. This way of teaching allows our team to deliver a more fluid class using experiential techniques. There will always be an element of repetition in teaching. Multiplication as one example requires a student to remember a sequence of numbers. Once memorised patterns form in the … Continue reading What is Contextual Learning?
As we move closer to middle age our minds often remember our own school experiences. Scraped knees from slips in the playground, different coloured chalk, bunsen burners, and equally healthy doses of nostalgia for almost every aspect of school life. Now it’s the turn of our children. Should they expect the same experience? Well, no, … Continue reading Using an Online Resource to Teach Children
One of the most important aspects of Oaktree Primary in relation to your child’s’ education is its class size. We purposely created the school with small class sizes so as to break down the artificial walls that often stand in the way of a child’s educational development. Some benefits of small class sizes are obvious. … Continue reading Why a Small Class Size?
I’m very pleased to tell you about our series of Open Day’s. You don’t need to register in advance, just come along and look around. If you have any questions we’ll be on hand to answer them, if your children have questions we’ll answer those too! We all look forward to meeting you. SATURDAYS (10.00am … Continue reading 2016 Open Day Dates
Meet Louise. Louise is one of our FS teachers and also an artist. Louise is responsible for the wonderful ‘Founding Tree’ you can see in the pictures. Not all of those hand prints are hers however, some of those belong to our students 🙂
Which School Advisor visited to see how ready Oaktree Primary is for the new term. Naturally I was very glad to show them around. UK curriculum Oaktree Primary plans to open on Wednesday 24th August, and while student numbers are still firmly under-wraps, our WSA stats predict the school is likely to launch with at … Continue reading Term Ready; with Which School Advisor
I’m currently talking to delegates at the Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, Texas. The receptiveness of attendees to the ideas and goals of the UAE is impressive and welcomed. It has been a great experience and I am honoured to have been asked. Education ME has written an article on the visit, you can … Continue reading Visit to the USA with the KHDA and other Schools
A school is not just a place to learn, it is also a place to socialise, to experience and, given the amount of hours children spend with us daily, a place to live. Understanding that the most precious thing in your life is in our care we make sure we’re able to look after them … Continue reading First Aid at Oaktree Primary School, Dubai
With the start of term less than two months away, I’m pleased to tell you that the hard work is finished. Below are some images from the school, I am glad to share them with you!