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Academia

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A Guide To Being Safe Online

There’s no denying the internet is an excellent resource. A go-to source for entertainment, education, socialising amongst many other things. In fact, it’s actually easier to list the things you can’t find on the internet! However, as the late great Stan Lee once wrote for a Spiderman comic ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. With […]

15 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What is Internet Safety?

Also known as cyber safety, internet safety is all about - yep, you guessed it - staying safe online. In this increasingly technologically reliant society we live in, it’s pretty much a given that most people will spend some time on the internet on a regular basis. As a result, it’s worth stopping to think […]

15 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

acquiring the basics of maths

Find Revision Resources for Mathematics

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." -Paul Halmos If you ask any famous athlete, successful businessman, stunning film star, or talented singer/songwriter if they achieved success on the first try, the answer will most likely be NO. It's inevitable, to become successful in a specific domain, you can't give up. Therefore, […]

15 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

Can you shoot video with cameras?

Filming with Cameras

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” - Ingmar Bergman Taking photos or video with your camera allows you to create a vision of the world. The greatest visionaries have created […]

31 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Which are the best cameras for filming?

Good Cameras for Shooting Video

“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” - Alfred Hitchcock There’s a long history of cinema in the UK. So what goes on behind the camera? Whether you’re using an entry-level compact camera or a high-end reflex, it’s never been easier to start filming. So which camera […]

31 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Which are the best cameras for shooting video?

Types of Camera for Shooting Video

“The camera can film my face but until it captures my soul, you don't have a movie.” - Al Pacino Cinema is an art form that a lot of us love. Action films were the highest-grossing genre in the UK and ROI in 2017, followed by animation, sci-fi, drama, and then comedy. Whether it’s to […]

31 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

How do you balance your chakras?

Balancing Your Chakras with Yoga

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” - Buddha 98% of people doing yoga are hoping to improve their health. Working on your chakras through yoga allows you to better circulate energy through all your organs. Generally, you’ll start by working on the physical with the first […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you balance life force energy?

Different Yoga Poses for Different Chakras

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” - Maxwell Maltz 70% of yogis are women according to the French National Federation of Yoga Teachers but the previous year, it was 80%. More and more men are taking up yoga, even if they still are in the minority. Through yoga, we work […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How can you balance your chakras?

An Introduction to Yoga and Chakras

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” - The Bhagavad Gita The number of people practising yoga is increasing. While most yogis are in their 30s and 40s, an increasing number of over 50s are also taking it up. Chakras are said to be energy point situated along the […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Languages

Do you want to risk your french to english translation on an automatic translator?

Choosing An Online English to French Translator

So, you've taken French lessons for some time now, and you're building up a decent vocabulary! Maybe you can even hold a short conversation entirely in French!  (If you haven't started French lessons yet, hop to it! Try searching: 'French courses Melbourne') Or maybe you're already taking formalised French lessons, and feeling more and more confident to speak French in […]

21 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What are the best websites to learn French?

The Best Online Resources To Enrich Your French Lessons

There are two types of people in the world - those who learn enough to start a career or earn their degree and then drop any further formal learning. And then there are life-long French learners - perhaps just like you! - who are in possession of an agile, curious mind and are hungry for […]

21 February 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Introducing the best French learning French apps for you IPhone or IPad

Learning French with iPhone/iPad Apps

Look around next time you're sitting in traffic or on a crowded bus or train. How many people are looking at down at their smartphones? Study after study has shown that too much screentime is bad for your working memory, sleep and general sense of wellbeing. However, that also depends on what you're using your screentime […]

21 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Music

There are a few terms that are widely associated with the double bass.

How To Play The Double Bass

Double bass is one of the larger instruments of the violin family and it has the lowest pitch of all the violins, being tuned an octave lower than the cello. You can find out more about the cello, in particular, by visiting our blog Playing Cello. Other names for the double bass which you might […]

2 February 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you hold a guitar?

Positions for Playing Guitar

“Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I'm just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.” - Slash It’s impossible to master music theory and play guitar solos and chords if you don’t practise. There are an estimated 50 million guitarists in the world of which 16% […]

31 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you learn the notes on a guitar?

Learning the Notes on a Fretboard

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” - Plato Learning how to play the guitar means that you’ll have to learn which notes each of the 20 to 24 frets on the fretboard correspond […]

31 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Professional Development

behaviour management theory

Behaviour Management Techniques that Work

Maybe you became a teacher or tutor because you love your subject and want to share your passion to the next generation. Maybe you joined up because you find kids inspiring and insightful and wanted to help them grow. Or maybe it was because you just loved the idea of teaching. Something you maybe hadn’t […]

30 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

children working together

Why is Behaviour Management Important?

When budding teachers apply and train for their work, they don’t always expect that behaviour management is the thing that they will spend most of their time doing. They feel like they are going into their profession to help kids learn, and to share their passion for their subject with the world. It’s either this […]

30 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

behaviour management in the classroom

Behaviour Management: Key Theories, Techniques, and Tips

There’s a lot to know in effective teaching. Sure, you’ve got to pin down your subject and study the curriculum – that’s a given. But there’s also all that admin to do, there’s the emotional support that you’re often required to give, and then there’s that thing called behaviour management. Behaviour management is perhaps the […]

30 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Tutoring

Teaching a yoga class can be daunting.

How To Plan Your Yoga Lessons for Yoga Jobs

So you're a yoga teacher!  You've completed your yoga teacher training course, and you're itching to get underway with your first yoga classes. Teaching yoga lessons is a fun, fulfilling career. Whether your aim is to help beginners learn their first poses, or you'd prefer to be a yoga teacher for an advanced class, there are […]

21 February 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Yoga class setup

Tips for Becoming a Yoga Teacher

You know yoga, you love yoga. You're probably a yogi already... or you want to be. Since you discovered it, you've committed yourself to a standard of mastery in this ancient practice.  You know the value of what yoga can bring to the lives of others. You've done yoga teacher training, and been inspired to teach by […]

21 February 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Working as a private teacher is an extremely rewarding pursuit with many benefits.

Why Tutoring Jobs Could be Just Right for You

We all have at least one skill that someone else wants to learn. It could be cake decorating, carpentry, guitar — the list is endless, but the point is thousands upon thousands of people are looking to find a tutor for pretty much everything. You'd be surprised how many people in your local area are […]

20 February 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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