According to this author Fidget Spinners are the answer to what she describes as an epidemic of boredom! An epidemic, it’s said, that leads us to pursue unhealthy activities whilst we’re bored like shopping on Ebay (and consequently overspending). And maybe even boredom eating would come into that category, contributing to another epidemic that gets a... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Many children at school this term face exams. In fact many will have spent recent holidays revising. Each year there is increasing pressure for the kids to do well, from schools, teachers and parents and it’s inevitable that many of them will be suffering from stress. But it’s often the case that this is not... Read more »
With all political emphasis back on another forthcoming election there’s a danger once again of our children’s education being used for political leverage. Education always features high in any election campaign and clearly should be important in any politician’s agenda. However it’s often the case when elections are imminent that their promises are more for... Read more »
A primary Head teacher was recently telling me about a survey he used with his Year 6. It was an activity they did towards the end of their primary years, after all the tedious testing was done and they could relax a bit. The survey asked them about their experience of school. And all the... Read more »
How would you feel about school term and holiday dates being staggered so they don’t all occur at the same time as they do now? Do you think this would make it easier and fairer – and cheaper – for families to holiday together, or make it more difficult for everyone in general? It’s an... Read more »