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There was a thought provoking article about educational technology in a recent edition of The Economist called ‘Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools’. The article suggested that up until recently the relationship between technology and education has been tenuous. And that technological advancements, programmes and innovations, which seemed at first to be an exciting... Read more »


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Many parents worry about their child learning to read. And mostly think that a schematic and systemised approach to teaching children to read is vital to their reading success. But a new study is suggesting that this is not always the case. What’s interesting about this research is that it examines the way children come... Read more »

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As the holiday season approaches some parents begin to worry that time away from more formal educational practice, especially in the classroom, will curtail their child’s academic progress for the duration. However, it’s becoming apparent that the opposite could be true and that a wide range of other activities in children’s daily lives promote intellectual... Read more »


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Whether our family has direct personal experiences of being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or not it is important that we understand people’s differences so we can talk openly with our youngsters and give them the knowledge they need to remain tolerant and accepting. For it is through education and awareness that we can... Read more »

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