It’s a distracting world – more than ever before. It’s almost impossible not to lose focus and flitter round these digital distractions like butterflies. This creates the danger of de-skilling us from the ability to concentrate for longer periods. No wonder kids can’t focus on their learning; the distractions are very seductive. Therefore it’s necessary... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
National Poetry Day takes place in October every year to celebrate and raise awareness of poetry. Most of us were probably unaware of it, poetry tending to be bypassed in our busy lives. However, we should perhaps pay more attention to it, and to including it in children’s education, as poetry can be good for... Read more »
The Autumn term is commonly a time when parents think about home education, or home schooling as it’s also known, especially if the children don’t settle back into school easily. With the growth of social media and educational technology it’s become far easier to find both resources and community to support that choice which can... Read more »
Most parents are probably aware of the cuts that the government continues to make to funding across all services, education being among them. The most noticeable effects of these will be felt across Special Educational Needs. Many teachers and parents now feel that there is a serious crisis confronting those children who may need extra... Read more »
Specific research into the adolescent brain is a fairly new area of study, in relation to the wider knowledge of the brain collected over all the years of clinical research. But it is already telling us important things about our teenagers that will help us understand them better, not only personally, but educationally as well.... Read more »