You have to wonder at the thinking behind the English Grammar curriculum when you read regularly about the things the children have to learn at increasingly young ages. If you’ve a child around primary age you’ll no doubt have come across parts of the English language that they’re required to use like ‘frontal adverbials’ and... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
The recent terrorist event in London and Manchester has been utterly shocking. With the deepest respect for the grief of those who’ve lost, even those of us who haven’t feel the sense of collected shock and empathy for those who have. We are all affected in different ways. And so are our children. They will... Read more »
Over recent years it has become increasingly common to read articles about children’s mental wellbeing and the amount of stress many of them feel. Much of it is in relation to bullying or body image, family breakups or social media pressures. But a huge contributing factor is school, exams and tests. This article was a... Read more »
It’s quite shocking to read in the news about the aggression shown towards teachers by parents. There have been several reports of teachers receiving abuse and even worse; intrusion into their private lives by offensive parents, both physically and through online media platforms. This article is a good example. There are many short comings with... Read more »
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 »