Part of our role as educators and parents is to facilitate positive mental health. A new resource to raise awareness of the issue has just been produced that may be useful. ‘We All Have Mental Health’ is the title of an animated film for teachers and parents to facilitate conversations with children about their mental... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
With the use of the Internet for learning, whether that’s through school work or home educating, much of a youngster’s education is moving towards being self-initiated. Even schools are losing the idea of ‘talk and chalk’ as it was once referred to, when teachers stood at the front of a class and ‘delivered’ a lesson.... Read more »
Parents are usually very keen to get their children reading. It’s probably the top learning priority as the children move towards a formal learning life. And practice at it often comes at the expense of reading to them as they get older. However reading to the children is a vital part of this process of... Read more »
When you’re thinking about what your kids should be learning, philosophy is probably the last thing on your mind. Most parents are keen for their children to be practising reading, maths, science and English, as this is what they see as education. And other subjects like arts or sports are more likely to be neglected despite... Read more »
There has been some rather alarming news recently about increases in the number of volunteers being taken on in schools, some being used for key roles that would normally be filled by a paid professional. Many schools, especially smaller schools with extremely tight budgets, have always relied on the contribution made by volunteers, usually parents,... Read more »