COVID-19 Resources for Students

We have gathered a list of resources and guidance about coronavirus to share with parent carers, children & young people and education, health and social care practitioners. This page will be kept under review and new resources added to the categories as they become available. We hope that you find this information useful. 10 Self-Compassion […]

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How to Pay Attention in Class: 4 Tips for Boring Lecture

Most of us want figure out how to pay attention in class more often, but it’s tough, especially during that horrible, boring lecture you’ve got coming up next. So let me know if this sounds familiar… You’re sitting there, and the professor is scribbling non-stop on the board. Symbols, diagrams, equations; you really have no […]

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Good Places to Study (Does Your Environment Matter?)

What are some good places to study? Does study environment matter? The research is in, and what it says is quite interesting… I answer a question about whether there’s actually such a thing as a “best” study location, or whether you’re just as well off on the couch. Then, I’ll offer 4 tips (backed by […]

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Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students

Change in Student and Teacher Roles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. […]

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Copyright Services

Rapidly shifting your course from in-person to online There are a lot of pedagogical and technical issues that make the shift from in-person to online teaching challenging, but for once, copyright is not a big additional area of worry! Most of the legal issues are the same in both contexts. If it was okay to do in class, […]

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Milankovitch Cycles and Glaciation

The episodic nature of the Earth’s glacial and interglacial periods within the present Ice Age (the last couple of million years) have been caused primarily by cyclical changes in the Earth’s circumnavigation of the Sun. Variations in the Earth’s eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession comprise the three dominant cycles, collectively known as the Milankovitch Cycles […]

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