How College Learning Is Evolving

College is evolving. Of course, as with everything, universities have been growing and adapting for years. It’s not always the case that institutions find their feet and stay there (even the older ones). Instead, classes are developing and the way in which they are taught is changing too. Let’s take a look at some of the ways college learning is evolving, particularly in relation to the law classroom.

Experience Matters

To start with, colleges are now combining education with experience. And this is incredibly beneficial to students as they get to work on real-life cases and get the practical experience they would usually only get when working an internship after they’ve graduated.…

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Back To School & Autumns Arrival

Whilst I returned back to routine on Monday, the kids had a further two days off before starting back at school on Wednesday. They were more than ready to return, six weeks is a long time and boredom had begun to set in…

J is now in his last year of primary school, whilst E is in her last year of the infants, time sure flies by! This time next year J will be heading off to senior school and come Monday, the admissions system opens and it all becomes a little bit more real…

Although the early get-ups have been a bit of a shock to the system, we’ve just about got back into the swing of things.…

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Routine Has Returned

The kids have been back at school for the past three days and already I feel like routine has returned. We are now back to helping with homework, emptying bags, shoe polishing, cleaning and filling lunch boxes and the wonders of the weekly chores. It feels as if Christmas and the new years celebrations were a million years ago, as my mind is now occupied with the day-to-day tasks and tribulations.

As I’d anticipated and expected, it’s been less than a week and already I am exhausted. To add to the exhaustion, I’ve also managed to injure myself somehow and am currently struggling with severe back pain.…

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Returning To The Routine

The holidays are about to come to an end and although we’ve had a fortnight off from school and work, it feels like far longer. The kids and I are now more than ready to return into some kind of routine and I’m quite looking forward to starting a new term.

I’m well aware that we are still in the midst of winter and  its flipping freezing for a further two months, but the title ‘spring term’ seems to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel. Christmas has been and gone, the decorations are now down and I’m therefore done with the dark nights and the winter weather!…

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Greek Gods & Costume Chaos

Over the past term our son J has been studying Greek Mythology. To celebrate his learning, J and his class friends took part in a ‘Greek Day’, where each of the children were asked to bring along greek themed food to share with the class and dress up as either a greek god/ goddess or a greek myth.

After spending almost three hours scouring the internet for greek god themed costumes, I found very little other than Julias Caesar outfits which weren’t entirely authentic but seemed to be the only option. As J and I had decided that he would be dressing as ‘Zeus’ (the god of thunder and lightning, who was also known as ‘The King of the Gods’), I had also ordered a beautiful gold, leafy headband which didn’t arrive in time.…

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