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New Short Read Teaching Book: Teaching Techniques

I’ve been procrastinating again! But this year, my aim is to write more books, God willing.

What I find hard about writing is finding the time – ok that’s a procrastinating excuse. So this year, I’m inspired to try to write and finish a book in a weekend.

Ha ha – I’m just laughing at myself here because I’ve just finished a book that I’ve started 2 weekends ago – and it’s a short read kindle book, which means that it’s only about 3000 words. Hey, better done than never, right?

My problem was, and is, that the book gets too long and then I get distracted and discouraged so I leave it until the next book idea comes up. I have about 5 unfinished books waiting to be finished at this moment.

The solution? I think I’ve found it! Just write short read books. I can manage that, if not in a weekend then in 2 or 3 weekends. That I can live with.

So here it is, my ‘Teaching Techniques: Teach Your Child Better’.


If you’ve been trying to write and finish a book, do you think that writing a short read book will help you? I’d love to read your thoughts.


Get Children To Love Learning By Using Tangible Rewards

How To Effectively Use Rewards To Motivate Children

How To Effectively Use Rewards To Motivate Children

Using rewards to control behaviour is a common occurence in society: parents reward children for behaving well; teachers reward students for outstanding work; employers reward employees for a job well done; and governments reward model citizens.

My earliest happy memories were those of receiving rewards at school. Nowadays, as a parent and a teacher, I myself use them. Even my children receive rewards at their school. And so, the cycle of reward giving continues.

But, rewards don’t always work. Sometimes people just don’t want the reward because it doesn’t provide enough motivation for them to act. At other times, after they have received their reward, they revert back to their previous behaviour. ┬áSo what do you do when you dangle what you think is a cool reward for them but they don’t react or it didn’t change their behaviour?

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