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

What is an ‘English Village Approach’?

At Oaktree we believe that a community spirit helps education. Rather than forcing a regimented business-like approach to schooling, we want to achieve the feel of an old English village school. If you’re not sure what that means specifically, allow me to explain. Traditional village culture in the UK is not that different to many … Continue reading What is an ‘English Village Approach’?
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New to the UAE? 3 Ways you can Help your Child Understand Ramadan

Ramadan can be a confusing time for children. They may ask why you aren’t drinking even though it’s hot and they are. They may ask why a restaurant has black curtains covering the windows. They may simply ask what Ramadan Kareem means as they hear it on the radio. 1. If this is your first … Continue reading New to the UAE? 3 Ways you can Help your Child Understand Ramadan