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by Jean 15-11-2015
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact on health and wellbeing in our students. And if you needed further convincing because you are stuck in the ‘literacy/numeracy are key’ mindset, according to a recent study*, teaching empathy can pay...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach...
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by Jean 08-11-2015
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say? Wear me on Remembrance Day. Poppy poppy what do you tell? Many soldiers in battle fell. Poppy poppy what should we know? That peace on earth should grow, grow, grow.     A simple and anonymous poem, but a poignant message nevertheless. In my opinion...
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say? Wear me on Remembrance Day. Poppy poppy what do...
Poppy Poppy Poppy poppy what do you say?...
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by Jean 26-10-2015
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation for another point of view. It is the ability to be able to connect and understand those who may be different from ourselves. As such, empathy is an integral part of education and is becoming increasingly important as our societies become more diverse.   The...
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation for another point of view. It is the ability...
Empathy is the ability to look at a situation...
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by Jean 05-10-2015
Primary school children thrive on routine, and that is the most important element in establishing an effective behaviour management routine in your class. Without it, your classroom is more like a three-ring circus than a fun learning environment. Use these tips to help you create and maintain a behaviour...
Primary school children thrive on routine, and that is the most important element in establishing...
Primary school children thrive on routine,...
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by Jean 14-09-2015
Developing listening skills is crucial for developing learning skills. I don’t know of many children who couldn’t do with some help in this area, in fact, many adults could do with a nudge as well (myself included when the drone of marking policies fills the staffroom at an after school meeting…)   Racing...
Developing listening skills is crucial for developing learning skills. I don’t know of...
Developing listening skills is crucial for...
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by Jean 13-07-2015
Imagine a world without complaints. In 2006, Will Bowen did just that. Using rubber bracelets as a reminder tool, Bowen started the World Without Complaint movement. By moving the bracelet to the other wrist each time you complain, you increase your awareness of how often you do complain. With children,...
Imagine a world without complaints. In 2006, Will Bowen did just that. Using rubber bracelets...
Imagine a world without complaints. In...