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The Best Ways to Revise – what does the evidence say?

The Best Ways to Revise – what does the evidence say?

Revision Strategies It is revision time in the UK, with many children facing internal and national examinations in the next few months. Here at Connections in Mind we have been reviewing the research evidence for the best revision strategies so our coaches can provide the best advice to students at this busy time. The evidence […]

The Best Ways to Revise – what does the evidence say?

When do Students Benefit from Support to Develop their Executive Skills?

When do Students Benefit from Support to Develop their Executive Skills?

The answer to this question is simple – all students can benefit from input across childhood and adolescence. Childhood and adolescence present an opportunity to embed strong skills early on that are the foundation for success in later life (Dawson and Guare, 2009).   Studies have shown that executive skills keep developing through adolescence until […]

When do Students Benefit from Support to Develop their Executive Skills?

The Magic of Goal Setting

The Magic of Goal Setting

One of the key functions of the pre-frontal cortex of the human brain is to facilitate planning and prioritising and goal persistence. These skills are essential for being able to master everything from the basic requirements of life such as making a sandwich, to more complex activities such as revising for exams and learning to […]

The Magic of Goal Setting