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Educational Psychologist Roles

Most educational psychologists work for local authorities. Others are in private practice or consultancies; some work in paediatric or psychiatric treatment facilities, and some are employed by private schools or universities. In order to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK – which is a requirement, in order to […]

The Use of ADHD Drugs to Control Unruly Pupils

A 2015 headline in The Guardian claimed that prescriptions for Ritalin® and other ADHD drugs had doubled in a decade. Why is this? Who is responsible? In our collective capacity as teachers, special educational needs (SEN) practitioners, educational psychologists and medical doctors, are we getting better at diagnosing this problem? Is the number of school […]

School Mental Health Strategies

Mental health in children and young people has been one of the major issues in today’s society. There has been a rise in the cases of mental health difficulties among children and young people. For example, it was recently reported that the number of under-18’s admitted to A & E for self-harm has increased by […]

The Importance of Educational Psychology to a Special Educational Needs Teacher

Educational psychology is the most important unit to be covered by educators pursuing a career in special needs education. Not only will it help you in studying your students’ development, but also help in understanding the variety of behaviours in children with special needs. It also goes without saying that the advanced studies in educational […]

Educational Psychologist Numbers have Really Fallen in English Schools

According to Government figures released to the public, there has been a consistent decline in the number of educational psychologists employed by local authorities. A huge 13% drop in five years was recorded: from 1,990 in 2010 to 1,650 in 2015. This has led to major discussions by the National Government, the Association of Educational […]

Typing vs. Handwriting: Which Method is More Effective?

Taking notes digitally, using computers, tablets and other electronic devices, is increasingly becoming the norm for students in schools. However, using these technologically advanced methods is not without controversy – it turns out that such high tech techniques lack some of the advantages that old fashioned handwriting offers. This article explores why handwriting is still […]

RSI: The Hidden Danger of Typing

Spending hours in front of a computer is commonplace in today’s world, with typing being an activity that most of us engage in on a regular, if not daily, basis. But it is not without its potential risks. It is important to know about the very real dangers of typing, so we can avoid injuries. […]

How To Make Note Taking Faster and More Efficient

Whether it’s recording a quick flash of inspiration, capturing information from classes and lectures, or jotting down a list of your daily tasks, taking notes is an invaluable tool that can benefit everyone. However, most people don’t realise that they can capture the same information much quicker than the method they are using, freeing up […]

Recommended Hardware for Your Mining Rig

The topic of mining cryptocurrency can be a highly divisive one. Some people insist that they are capable of making large sums of money from this type of operation. Others believe that the only way to earn an income mining is to join a pre-established group after you have spent thousands upgrading your hardware. People […]

Which Wallet is Best: Hardware, Paper or Software?

Before you can use, trade, or invest in cryptocurrency, you need to determine how you are going to store it for use. Most of the time, you keep your cryptocurrency attached to your personal address. However, if you want to spend it, invest it, or give it to a third party, you need to store […]