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June 17th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers question whether it’s a good idea to dedicate time to project work in class. Don’t panic! We’ve got several assessment solutions for you, and we wholeheartedly support your decision to let your students’ varied learning styles shine thanks to project work.

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May 12th
 by Karen McGhie
How to use visuals effectively in class
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

We all know that visuals can make the class more exciting and attractive for our students, but do we really know why? In this blog post, we consider the advantages of using visuals in class as well as the times in the lesson when they are most effective.

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February 11th
 by Nick Franklin
How to create independent learners
Teaching Materials / Metacognitive Training /

In times of change, lifelong learning is key to personal development and success. In this blog, we focus on how to motivate students to continue their education outside of the classroom.

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October 29th
 by Russell Stannard
The most effective technology for online assessment
Classroom Ideas / Digital Teaching / Teaching Materials /

This blog presents ideas on how you can assess your students in face-to-face and/or digital learning environments. We may not be aware of how much information we receive from our students when we are physically with them, but these subconscious or semi-conscious formative assessments are lost the minute we see our students through a computer screen. There are ways to compensate for this loss, and this blog will give you concrete tools that will help you to realise effective evaluations of your students' progress.

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October 15th
 by Donna Lee Fields
How to make the most of direct time with your students
Classroom Ideas / Digital Teaching / Primary / Teaching Materials /

This blog presents ideas on how you can redistribute the materials you give in either face-to-face or online classes to take more advantage of synchronous classes with your students. Assigning lower-level thinking activities outside of class is beneficial to everyone, as during synchronous classes your students are more prepared to participate in higher-level cognitive activities, and your lessons on the whole become more meaningful.

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September 18th
 by María Lera, Richmond Publishing Director
Essential materials to get Primary students back on track
Classroom Ideas / Primary / Teaching Materials /

A challenging start to the new term can be made easier with the Richmond Essential Start materials.

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