Hola! Would you like to learn Spanish?

Spanish is a truly global language, spoken by around 423 million people across the world. Learning Spanish can therefore open doors to myriad opportunities for travel and employment, as well as helping you make the most of holidays to Spanish-speaking nations! If this sounds exciting, then now is your chance to open up these possibilities for your child. From January, Net School will be launching a new Spanish course aimed at students of school age...

Are you a survivor?

After a wonderful first five weeks of teaching, Net School students are now coming to the end of their half term break and are ready and raring to start on the second half of the autumn term. To add to the existing currriculum, we are from next week going to be offering two new 'after school' clubs for existing students - Cartoon Club (a chance to stretch those creative muscles) and Survival Skills (practical ways...

Net School Welcomes its 55th Student!

It's been a busy month for Net School. Since we went live on 16th September, we have delivered over 100 hours of interactive classes, launched our new state of the art learning management system and been featured in the Diplomatic Service's magazine, Carousel. We now have 55 students based across six countries. But we've kept the numbers per class low. On average, there are four students per class and never more than eight. Which means that every student...

Where are you going this summer?

As the summer approaches here in the UK (we are still living in hope!), many students’ thoughts turn to holidays, which might be spent in the countryside, the mountains or by the seaside.  Net School’s Key Stage 3 and IGCSE Geography courses encourage students to understand these environments by explaining river, coastal and urban environments, their individual management techniques and the challenges which face them all.  Students will also improve on their current affairs knowledge...

Maths for Life!

Maths is an essential part of everyday life. Counting change, managing time, memorizing phone numbers and locker combinations are all situations where basic numeracy and maths skills are used by the majority of people every day. Netschool's classroom policy of 8 students (maximum) per class means increased teacher/student interaction compared to a traditional classroom. We currently offer online classes for Primary, Key Stage 3 and IGCSE level and our students follow Edexcel's International GCSE course (Mathematics A).  Netschool is lucky enough to have two very enthusiastic...

Et Tu, Net School?

It's been great to see the strong interest in Net School's new online Latin classes this month - but not that surprising. It's a subject that has enjoyed a real resurgence in recent years. I think part of the reason for this is that parents and students are looking for an academically rigorous subject - something that challenges them and offers something a little bit different. However, i think it also reflects the growing appreciation...

Home schooling on the rise

I read recently that the United States Department of Education estimates that more than 2 million students are homeschooled. In the UK, the numbers haven’t quite reached that level – but the popularity of alternative forms of education continues to grow. A few years ago, I would have found this surprising. But after five years of teaching on-line, it’s clear to me that it has major benefits compared to a “traditional” education. For me, the...

How do we learn?

I think to be a good teacher, you need to understand how different people learn and try to apply it in the classroom. There are four main types of learner: 1. Visual Learners: learn best by information presented to them visually, in the form of demonstrations, charts and pictures. 2. Auditory Learners: learn best by listening and verbalizing data. Generally, this type of learner interprets information when it is spoken to them, and they tend...