Kaye Jones, Author at Homeschooling

Articles by Kaye Jones

Kaye Jones is a teacher and freelance writer, with a passion for history and education. You can read more of her work here: http://www.theherstorian.co.uk/

Visualisation

Visualisation: A Powerful Tool for Academic Success

Because your brain believes that you’ve already aced the exam, it will start to change the way you think and, over time, how you behave.


Norman Conquest

Why The Norman Conquest Still Matters

As soon as William took power, French became the new English. It was now the language spoken by anybody who held power.


revision podcasts

Revision Podcasts for GCSE Exams

If you want to test out the effectiveness of podcasts for yourself, here are some suggestions…


Black History Month

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month: A Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in Britain There’s no denying it: in school history lessons, we tend to focus on the civil rights movement in 20th century America only, rather than any here in the UK – even at GCSE level. Because so much of our attention is on America, […]


The Blitz

The Blitz: What Your Teacher Left Out

A survey from 1940 shows that only 5% of Londoners took refuge in a public shelter, and 27% in a domestic shelter.


Studying

International Literacy Day 2020

We know that your literacy level has a direct impact on the kind of life you will have as an adult.


Best Books

5 Reasons You Should Spend More Time Reading

Any form of literature counts as reading: from a blog post or short story, to a comic or poem.


The Peterloo Massacre

The Peterloo Massacre: 5 Facts To Know

Don’t forget that this was also the era of the Industrial Revolution. Life had changed significantly for ordinary people in the last half century or so – and rarely for the better.


The Scrap of Paper

The Scrap Of Paper That Led The Way To War

When you learn about the causes of World War One, you’ll likely be taught the long-term reasons first. But have you heard of “The Scrap of Paper?”


Metacognition

What is Metacognition and How Can It Help Me Become a Better Learner?

Metacognition improves learning and boosts academic performance. It acts like an “inner voice”, helping you plot a more successful learning journey.