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Propositional Language – Unfreezing the mind ain’t easy

Staring at a blank page can be unnerving. For anxious exam students, the prospect of writing an essay – saying anything – may seem insurmountable. But there is a trick you and they can practice throughout the year to ameliorate their anxiety: write and speak propositionally. The French philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, once observed that you
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The games we play

Fun and games can go a long way to help re-engage students Fun in education is a serious business. Students who become bored, disengaged, or dispirited simply stop learning – and it can be hard to bring them back on board. But it’s possible to break down resistance and catch their attention with an educational
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Why Apricot is sincerely looking forward to the new school year

The same as every school across the country, we’re looking forward to welcoming and working with our students for this new academic year. And that’s not just some old management speak from the head teacher. As an Alternative Provision school we are blessed in many ways. To start with, we can offer a broad curriculum
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It’s results season, and not everyone will be happy

How to re-group and reposition after poor exam results. What are the practical options? Disappointing exam results can be devastating, but it shouldn’t be the end of the world. The important thing is not to fall into despair, but take the opportunity to assess the results, regroup, and plan for the future. Unexpected results For
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