9
Mar

How Do You Make a Difference for Your Students?

What do you believe students remember most about the courses they have taken? Is it the course, the school, their grades, their instructors, or something else? As I reflect upon the courses I took as a student, which wasn’t too long ago, I do not remember many of the textbooks I’ve read, discussions I was involved in, videos I watched, or written assignments I had to complete. What I do remember are some of my instructors – those who inspired me and encouraged me to perform my very best, and those who taught me what I should never do as an instructor. In other words, the most vivid memories I have involved those instructors who stood out for extraordinarily outstanding instructional methods, especially those who took time to develop a personal connection with me, and those who were extremely ineffective in the classroom. Whether instructors invoke the best or the worst emotional reactions, it most always creates a lasting impression for students.

I have learned from my work with faculty development that it is not possible for a school to guarantee that every instructor hired, especially as an online adjunct, is going to create optimal learning conditions and have a disposition that is agreeable with all students. I have reviewed hundreds of online classes and found that contractual faculty requirements can never fully dictate what an instructor must to do excel in their role. If instructors are meeting the basic requirements, they will likely retain their position – but that doesn’t mean they will be memorable to their students. Many instructors I’ve worked with are not even concerned with the perceptions of their students, demanding compliance from them whether or not they are well liked.

Within the field of distance learning, which is my area of higher education expertise, students rarely know who their instructors are before the class begins. Many online schools do not have a searchable faculty directory and that means students rarely know who the instructors are until they read a posted introduction. Once their classes have concluded, students may never be assigned to those same instructors again as adjuncts are usually teaching a specific class – depending upon enrollment, availability, rotation, seniority, and other factors. Whether or not instructors will be assigned another class with the same students, the cumulative effect of the interactions they do have has a potential to make a difference in their learning experience. Every instructor can have a positive impact on their students, whether or not it is immediately realized.

Academic Educator vs. Subject Matter Expert

From my experience, I have discovered there are two distinct perspectives of the work that educators perform. One perspective is a result of the traditional role of an educator, who is working full time at a college or university and has dedicated their career to the development of their instructional practice. They are working to become a teaching expert and usually have strong subject matter expertise, along with a highly developed academic background. This type of educator has dedicated their career to helping students learn, conducting research, publishing, and furthering their scholarly expertise.

The other perspective of an instructional practice is based upon those educators who are working as adjuncts. Online teaching was a thriving career up until a few years ago, when the for-profit industry came under intense scrutiny. Approximately ten years ago, there were more jobs than adjuncts and now that trend has reversed. The primary difference between adjuncts in this field and traditional instructors is that online adjuncts are often hired not because they were academics, rather they are practitioners in a field related to the subject being taught. When someone teaches a class without an academic background, their primary focus is often on the need to manage a class and complete the facilitation requirements.

What does this mean for the classroom learning experience? Is one type of educator more effective than the other? I believe that it is a matter of perspective. An academic educator is going to better understand the learning process and how to educate adults. A subject matter expert, as an instructor, may be able to provide the necessary context for learning and that means either educator can be effective. I chose to bridge the two types of educators by choosing postsecondary and adult education as the major for my doctoral degree, to add to the business and business management subject matter expertise I already had acquired. However, that only tells part of reason why my work with students has made a difference for them as knowing how adults learn is part of the equation but not the complete answer.

How You Can Make a Difference for Your Students

Regardless of which type of background you have as an educator, I have discovered that what makes a difference for students is the attitude and disposition an instructor holds about learning, along with their ability to see a potential for growth in every student – and how they are able to relate to and work with their students. Below are three areas for self-assessment that you can use to determine if you have had, or could have now, a positive impact on the learning and development of your students.

#1. Do you do what you say you will do? What you say to your students matters, along with what you say you will do and then what you actually do. For example, do you state that you are easily accessible and responsive to their needs, but then you are slow to answer questions or unwilling to provide assistance that actually helps them? When you state that you care about their academic needs, how do you show it?

Students may forget what you state or what you have written, but they will usually remember what you have done. As an example, if a student has asked a question and received a timely response, especially one that is meaningful and demonstrates a caring tone, they will remember that and likely seek assistance again when needed. It goes back to the saying that “actions speak louder than words” – and I’m certain this is something you have experienced yourself.

#2. Do you want to make a short term or long term impact? Have you ever taken time to consider the impact of your teaching practice? If so, what kind of impact do you want to have on your student’s academic life? When your goal as an instructor is to complete the required facilitation duties and assist students only when they request help, the impact that you will have on their learning experience will likely be short-term and soon forgotten. In contrast, if you are cultivating relationships with your students and you are focused on their academic success and ongoing persistence, your impact is likely to be more long-term or memorable.

You may not know the full extent of how you have helped your students if you work with them for only one class; however, the long-term effect is one that will be transformative as they continue working towards completion of their academic goals. You may also never know about the impact you have made if your students are not directly responding to you. But the smallest of gestures made by you, done with a genuine concern for the well-being of your students, may influence them in a positive manner both now and in the future.

#3. Are you working to develop sustainable connections with your students? A follow up question for you to consider is this: Do you stay in touch with students, even after the class has concluded? For many online adjuncts that I have worked with this question seems like a foreign concept. How can you develop lasting connections when you interact with students for just a few weeks? Why would they ever remember you? Perhaps you have learned this lesson, or may you have not, but even something as simple as being willing to take extra time to explain challenging concepts, provide additional tools and resources, or craft engaging and meaningful feedback, may be enough to start a connection. For example, I am still in contact with students today who stated it all began with the level of feedback I provided and how it helped them grow.

I also utilize social media to connect with students and that creates discomfort for some educators, and even some schools, as this platform can be utilized in a manner that is not suitable for academic interactions. What I have done is to develop a following on Twitter as a means of sharing academic related resources and staying connected to a global base of students and educators. Students have also viewed my LinkedIn profile and for that reason I do not post personal information or political perspectives as I want it to remain professional in nature. I know this can be a challenging practice for some educators to follow and that is why many schools do not encourage instructors to share social media information within their classes.

What Can or Should Students Expect?

Should students expect the best from their instructors, if the school promises they are highly qualified and will provide a positive learning experience? I used to think that ineffective educators make a poor representation of their school and could create a negative impression for their students; however, it seems that students have almost become used to experiencing a wide range of instructors and they have become proficient with tuning out those who they perceive are ineffective. Some students have even taken to social media to express their frustrations, and there are websites that allow them to provide both feedback and ratings for instructors. I have looked at those websites and it is difficult to determine if the instructor was at fault or the students are not receiving the outcomes they expected. Whatever the reason, there was something that was left unresolved and that created frustration on the part of the students.

This is similar to end-of-course instructor evaluations that students are often given to complete. I have observed a very low return rate with online students, and the reason for completion of the form was often related to being extremely satisfied or dissatisfied with the course outcomes. I know that some schools base teaching assignments on the evaluation outcomes and it is a source of frustration for many instructors – especially when they have done their best and still have an occasional unhappy student. But what I have also noticed is that the more I focus on what I am doing in the classroom, rather than on trying to make students happy so they will give me a good rating, the better my evaluations have been overall. When I am determined to make a difference for the learning experience of my students, over time the number of positive responses tells the entire story of my teaching effectiveness.

Whether you are interested in developing academic or subject matter expertise as an educator, the most important aspect of your instructional practice needs to be on the strategies you use to meet the developmental needs of your students. They are only going to persist and realize their potential if you encourage them in a supportive manner. Your disposition will influence the tone of what you say and what you write, and this can build up, empower, and motivate your students to do well. You can make a difference for your students by looking at your role as more than a series of tasks to complete, and nurturing a proactive, positive approach to how you interact with your students. Even if you never know the full extent of how you have made a positive impact, you will likely develop some long term connections that remind you of the value you brought to the classroom – and that will make your hard work feel very rewarding.

9
Mar

Top 7 Scholarship Tips

Scholarship providers look for certain things to make sure the candidate qualifies for the scholarship. If you want to get a scholarship, make sure you meet the criterion. Besides, you can use the tips given below to increase your chances of qualifying for the award.

Tip 1: Use concrete examples

If you are going to include an abstract in your answer, make sure you use concrete examples for illustrating your point. Actually, the scholarship sponsors are in search of someone who meets their strict criterion. They don’t just rely on unsupported statements.

Tip 2: Make Sure You Are Eligible

Before applying, you should read the directions and requirements carefully to ensure that you are eligible. Remember: your application will be rejected if you are not eligible.

Tip 3: Identify the Goals of The Sponsor

You should try to identify the goals of the sponsor. Do they want the people to show interest in a certain field? Maybe they are looking for some business leaders and researchers for future needs. If you succeed in identifying their goals, we suggest that you emphasis these goals in your application to increase your chances of qualifying for the award.

Tip 4: Follow The Directions

You must follow the directions. In other words, your application should have all what is required. Your application should be complete as an incomplete application is likely to be thrown away. Make sure the application doesn’t have spelling or grammar errors.

Tip 5: Put Together a Great Resume

Make a list of your accomplishments as this will help show your strengths to the reviewers. Aside from this, you provide the writers of the letters of recommendation with a copy of your resume.

Tip 6: Respect all deadlines.

You should set a deadline for yourself, and make sure the deadline is at least a couple of weeks away. You can use this time to review your application to make sure it is free of errors.

All parts of your application should reach the reviewers in time. The important parts include different documents, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation. What you need to do is make sure that the reviews of your application will have enough time to include the necessary things.

Tip 7: Make a Copy

It’s important to make a copy of your packet to serve as a backup. If your application doesn’t reach the office due to some unknown reason, you can reproduce and resend it without any problem.

On each page of your application, your name and social security number should be visible. If your application documents are not identifiable, they may get lost. Therefore, you should take your time and make some copies of all the documents, just to be on the safe side.

So, if you want to qualify for the sponsorship, we suggest that you follow these tips. Getting a scholarship is not easy as there is a lot of competition involved. But you can set yourself apart from the crowd by following these tips and taking the right steps. Hope this helps.

9
Mar

Why We Must Teach Financial Literacy In School

Few parents of students in grade school, high school or college would disagree if you said; we need to teach basic economics and financial literacy as mandatory parts of our education system, and yet, we don’t? Why – well, that was the question recently put forth at our think tank. What might we teach the kids?

How about how to balance a checkbook, how to calculate simple interest and amortization, and how about personal budgeting and credit card debt issues? How about the tradeoffs of student loans for college tuition – whoops? Is that one taboo – sorry, but why not, why should anything be off-limits. Let’s talk shall we.

You see, one think tank type agreed with me stating that he liked the principle and was amazed it wasn’t already part of the curriculum. Of course, he also told me that my ideas of ‘balancing a checkbook’ were a little archaic stating; “Seriously? How many people still use checks – haven’t written one this decade.”

Okay, I concede that point, still the principles of looking at a bank statement are of value. Interestingly enough, I’ve only written a handful of checks this year myself come to think of it.

Another couple of points – in the USA we see 1.3 Trillion Dollars in outstanding tuition debt – 40% over 90-days in the rears, most of those students will default eventually, worse either way they are economically enslaved as that debt cannot be discharged by bankruptcy, at least not yet, Democrats want to forgive and eventually give free college tuition, still those loans were taken out unwisely.

Another challenge Auto Loans, zero interest, zero payments until next year and loans to those who have very substandard credit, that’s another sign of bad decision making. What if those folks had better knowledge about interest, loans, and money?

When people took out ARM Home Loans during the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, many said they didn’t understand what they were signing. Maybe they did, but used that as an excuse, either way, they should have known what they were signing and getting themselves into.

Why are we in such a hurry to economically enslave the next generation with debt? They get out of college and cannot buy a car, start a business, or buy a home, how does that help our economy moving forward? Something is amiss, and it is something that we can fix by simply teaching financial literacy, which is just as important for success in life as math, science, reading and writing. Please consider this.

9
Mar

5 Tips That Can Help You to Improve Your Grammar

There is obviously no shortcut to mastering anything and the same goes with English grammar. It takes a significant amount of time to understand as well as put English grammar to use. However there are obviously ways to improve your grammar and help you to speak correctly and efficiently. Some tips and tricks that you must be working on to improve your grammar are as follows.

1. Concentrate on tense

This should be on top of your list. This is because the tense can dictate your verb and can define the exact timeline or period of your action or anyone’s action. Thus you need to mandatorily memorize all the verb forms. The truth here is that we do not always use all tenses while speaking English. Thus try interacting with good and efficient English speakers to improve your own English.

2. Common pronouns

Concentrate on pronouns. A pronoun when used incorrectly can make your entire sentence incorrect. Thus any pronoun in particular should be used in the correct place in order to be grammatically correct.

3. Voice

There are two types of voices and these are active and passive voice. Active voice is very simple to frame as well as speak. It has a subject as a doer of a particular action. You need to remember that whenever you change any sentence from an active to passive voice, the object and the subject will also swap.

4. Prepositions

A preposition can bring out the relationship of any object to all its surroundings. This preposition is also followed by an object of a particular sentence. It is also a rule to never end a sentence with a preposition.

5. Question tag should be opposite to the question

This means exactly what is written. The tag of your question should be opposite to the entire sense of the question. If the question is a positive one, the tag should be negative and if the question is a negative one, the tag should be positive.

The above tips should be mastered to master the English grammar. Remember these are just starters and there is a lot to spoken as well as written English. It requires tremendous amounts of practice and hard work in order to be good at it. However at the end of the day it is a simple language and a one that anyone can learn. It is one of the important things to remember.

9
Mar

Difference Between A Busy Person and An Effective Person

There are plenty of reasons why so many of us feel so busy all the time because we do not find time to try a more effective approach and clear priorities in life. We are too busy that we failed to see things in a different light. We are too busy to be effective.

In fact, there is a difference between busy and effective. A busy person is someone who is filling time with tasks rather than prioritizing results. He/she works without systems or ways of tracking progress; take tasks at random without prioritizing by importance or urgency; spends a lot of time on things that don’t actually matter; and equating doing with accomplishing.

On the contrary, an effective person is someone who can figure out how to spend less time on getting more things done. He/she is uses systems to track goals and accomplishments. He/she works on the most important things first, being selective with the use of time and resources and choose the most direct path to accomplish results without doing much.

We just need to identify our priorities and goals in life. It doesn’t matter anymore what we do or where we work. We have to be more productive on the job. The ache in our brain after several long hours of work should be our signal to take a break. We just have to give ourselves a moment to relax for a while or just reflect. Unconsciously, we are rejuvenated and ready to achieve greater efficiency.

We need to eliminate the things that don’t matter during our workday – they have a nominal effect on our overall productivity. We can knock out our most challenging work when our brain is fresh. By organizing our schedule, we’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage our time.

Stop confusing productivity with laziness. We need to place our focus on doing the things that matter most as efficiently and effectively as possible. We have to stop multi-tasking. We cannot do many things at the same time. Get things done more effectively and efficiently by focusing on one task at a time.

When we set specific goals, knowing exactly what we want to achieve keeps us motivated until we get there. Think about the specific actions that need to be taken to reach our goal. Achieving any goal requires honest and regular monitoring of our progress. If we don’t know how well we are doing, we can’t adjust our behavior or our strategies accordingly.

When we are setting a goal, engage in lots of positive thinking about how likely we are to achieve it. Believing in our ability to succeed is enormously helpful for creating and sustaining our motivation. But whatever we do, don’t underestimate how difficult it will be to reach our goal. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort, and persistence.

We focus on goals that are all about proving ourselves, rather than developing and acquiring new skills. There are many people who are too confident in their ability to resist temptation but successful people know not to reach a goal harder than it already is.

This article is about how we can accomplish work effectively by not making any excuses of being too busy to do a task.

9
Mar

How To Choose The Best Training Institutes

If you are looking for the best training institutes that can help you gain more knowledge and enhance your skills in your area of expertise, it is always an advantage to opt for those with experience. There are training institutes you can find that are willing to supply their qualified graduates to meet this demand and with this, you can surely benefit.

Among the most common and lucrative job positions right now involve events and media. The thing about these industries is that jobs in them are not normally covered by traditional university majors. If you’re interested in an event management degree or in taking media courses, there are schools that specialize in these careers.

These training institutes or centers may not have been around as long as the colleges and universities, but they have quickly established themselves in the field of media communication, advertising, and event management. Understandably, different institutes also differ in quality, so make sure that you research as much as you can about your prospects and look into their track record.

Among the things that you need to check when choosing the best training institutes in Dubai are the following:

– The faculty

– The active industry professionals teaching their courses

– Their connections

– Their networks

You want to attend an institute that gets its students opportunities for the best internships. It should also be able to help its students secure their break into their chosen careers through its agency contacts and participation in live events. Naturally, you want to go to a school with courses that are ratified by various industry associations. You want employers and HR professionals to be impressed by your training, so it’s good to attend an institute that has an good status.

Find an institute that is a member of the largest vocational accreditation board. If your institute has such an accreditation, it means that any certification from it is relevant, practical, and global. Attending the right institute could mean a world of difference for your career. Not only will you be given top notch training that will feed you correct and up-to-date information as well as hone your skills, but you will also be steered toward opportunities that could very well be the beginnings of a successful career. Taking courses could be the first step to the future you wish for. So, make time to find the best training institutes in your area today.

9
Mar

Tips To Help You Get Ready To Receive Your School Exam Results

Sitting an exam is one thing and it is quite another to receive results for the same. No matter how prepared and confident most students are when sitting for their exams, there always seem to be some sort of anxiousness and nervousness when it is finally time to receive the exam results. This is especially the case when your exam performance determines whether you go to the next level or not. It is not fun to keep retaking exams and therefore most students hope to pass. The thought of failure seems to freak almost everyone out, but there are a few things that you can do to prepare for the results.

1. Remind yourself that you gave the exam your best. This is one of the easiest ways of keeping calm and maintaining cool when the results are about to be released. You studied hard and prepared for the exams the best way you could so you are bound to get what you really deserve. Go over your preparation period and convince yourself that you are a success no matter what to calm your nerves down.

2. Get your mind off the results. If you are too anxious to do anything else or to think of anything else, you only make it worse when you sit around doing nothing. Why not find an engaging activity to help you keep your mind off the results. You can engage in interesting exercises or take a session at the gym to try create a diversion as you await to receive the results. The less you think about the results the less you will worry yourself over the unknown.

3. Be ready to accept the results. Acceptance is very important and no matter what grades you get, you should be ready to accept them. If your performance is impressive them celebrate how you want and if it is not as satisfying then at least remember that you can always retake or have a remark of the same. There is really no reason to take drastic actions simply because you did not perform as expected, so be ready to accept whatever comes your way.

4. Choose the best channel to get the results. Most schools make it possible for students to find results on their website and some offer codes that can be dialed via mobile phone for the results to be accessed. Such channels are convenient if you want to get your results fast and easy without leaving the comfort of your home, but some prefer the traditional method of going physically to the school to get results. Choose the channel you are most comfortable with so you have the privacy that you may need when opening the results or you may have the company you find appropriate for the same. Some would rather be alone, others with fellow students and teachers, whereas others feel more at ease around family.

5. Know who to turn to in case you need assistance. You may want to have someone on standby to offer you necessary support or advice as soon as you open your results. It is best that you select this person beforehand; it could be a trusted teacher, or a close family member or friend.

9
Mar

5 Top Benefits of Studying Abroad

Most of the people aspire to study abroad, but they are not sure about its precise advantages. If you are one among them for whom studying abroad is alluring, but are not aware of the actual benefits associated with it, you need to know these top 5 benefits of overseas education.

Your Language Skills Gets Honed:

This is one of the major benefits of studying abroad. Studying in a foreign country enables you to immerse in a language that is new to you. When you use it on a day-to-day basis, both formally and informally, your language skills get developed automatically.

You Would Learn in a Better Way:

Studying abroad will expose you to a different style of education. In India, education is theory-based and centred around books and notes. Foreign nations focus more on the practical aspect of studies. So, you will experience a better way of learning and would be able to grasp effectively and quickly.

Learn a New Culture:

Most of the students leave their homes for the first time. When they take up a course overseas, they get to know about the new culture, habits and traditions. When they mingle up socially, they learn about a new culture.

Bright Career Aspects:

Apparently, overseas education means bright career opportunities. This is considered to be a major advantage from the employers point of view. Most of the students get immersed in the culture and the language of the host country that they decide to work there and become financially strong.

Personality Development:

Being on your own in a foreign nation improves your personality. When you are independent, you grow confident. Not only this, in your bid to adapt to the new environment, people, language and culture, you become assertive. This in turn develops your over and all personality. You develop new interests and hobbies apart from making lifelong friends.

Those who study in a foreign country exhibit poise and diversity. They are not scared of taking new challenges and are more capable of taking themselves out from difficult situations. With the development of educational acumen, the whole personality develops. Those who are serious about building a bright career, seek admission in an overseas university or college. Owing to the several benefits associated with it, the number of aspirants is rising. There are certain tests that need to be qualified to be eligible. GRE is one of them. There are many institutes that train students for GRE, you need to find the best GRE institute to ensure your admission in a foreign institute.

9
Mar

Tips On How To Download Free Books Online

Technological progress has rendered conventional books less popular as more people embrace the convenience that come with the developments. With the help of an e-reader device, you can read all the books you can handle without having issues with your sight, especially because e-ink does not glow and you can also set contrast to comfortable levels. There is even more convenient because you can carry as many books with you as you want on the devices something that would prove cumbersome with paper bound books.

Free books can be found online so you get to enjoy your read without really spending much on the books that you prefer. But to have an even more enjoyable time with the free books, you need to be cautious with the book downloads so you end up with genuine deals that match your reading preferences every way possible.

Tip 1 – Select reputable and reliable sites to download your eBooks from. There are so many sites out there offering free books, but only the best will contain all relevant books for your reading preferences. A good site should not solely deal with one genre, but should at least offer you variety so you have the freedom to choose the books that you can download and read for free instead of being limited to options just because you are getting the books free. A good site should also offer books that are written by professionals and recognized authors for that matter. It would be even more convenient to choose a site that sends you updates once new books have been uploaded on the site. Find out what you can enjoy from the site before subscribing so you get better value.

Tip 2 – Choose the download format carefully. Free books downloads can be in RTF, TXT, EPUB, PDF and MOBI formats. PDF book format is probably the best that you can settle for. It is a format that contains texts complete with drawings, formulas and any other graphical information the book may have. Most books actually look very appealing in PDF format and even the tables are clearly displayed to give you the most pleasant time reading your selected books. You will find the format especially impressive with books that touch on fitness and health and come with lots of graphics to take the message home. There are very good sites that offer free eBooks in PDF formats only.

Tip 3 – Go through any book review before downloading. It is one of the best ways of understanding what the book is all about and deciding whether it is something you would enjoy reading. Reviews can be from readers who have already read through the books or you can also rely on book previews that give you a summary of what is behind the story. The books may be free, but that does not mean that you should be stuck with a boring book simply because it is free. Find a little about it before going ahead with the download.

When you download free books pdf, choose a site that is most reliable to ensure you have the most pleasant reading experience possible.

9
Mar

11 Tips

As with any other study program, you need to practice a lot for your 11 plus preparation. But this may not be enough. Given below are a few revision tips that can help both students and parents.

Don’t overburden your kid

You shouldn’t put too much pressure on your kid. Allow your kid to have breaks for rest. Usually, it’s a good idea to let them have a break of 5 to 10 minutes.

Attention span

Usually, the attention span of a kid is between 30 and 50 minutes. What you need to do is increase their attention span bit by bit. For this, you should make a list of topics for each subject.

Revision

Ask your kid to make revisions in different places around the home. This will make it easier for your kid to take an exam in new places. Also, active revision will be easier if your kid has past papers. You can also try mock exams.

Visual aids

Visuals aids can help, such as spider diagrams. These mind maps show various parts of a topic that your kid will need to learn. Besides, this will help with the summarization of a subject.

Mnemonics

Mnemonics will help your kid remember information with words, phrases or abbreviations. The thing is to make the information interesting, as interesting things are difficult to forget.

Rewards

Once your child achieves an 11+ topic, you can give them a reward. You should keep setting targets and giving your kid rewards. This is a great way of encouraging your kid to do better.

Simulations

Your kid should be fast enough to do 11+ papers in the examination hall. Make sure you create a simulation of the exam conditions and test your kids speed by testing him with mock papers. Moreover, you should go over each test paper to spot mistakes.

Work on difficult subjects

If your kid is weak in certain subjects, make sure he or she gives more time to these subjects. Most kids avoid the subjects they feel difficult, which is not a good idea.

Take Rest

With any exercise, your body muscle requires rest. The same goes for the brain as well. After studying for a while, make sure your kid takes rest. Studying all the time and not taking any rest may prove counterproductive.

Exercise and food

Exercise and healthy diet is very important for the proper functioning of the brain. So, make sure your child eats fruits and fresh veggies on a regular basis.

Sleep

Make sure your kid sleeps well. If your kid finds it hard to stay fresh and happy, you should ask him or her to have a hot bath before going to bed. Not getting enough sleep will be bad for the mental health of your child.

So, these are some good tips for your kid’s 11 plus preparation. If followed properly, your kid will be able to do very well in the exams. Lastly, it’s important that you don’t be too hard on your kid as it may prove counterproductive and your kid may get sick of studying.