How we Teach Emotional Intelligence in School

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

What is Contextual Learning?

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?

Using an Online Resource to Teach Children

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