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 »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
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 »
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 »
With all the recent campaigning for the election I wonder how many teachers absconded from the classroom for a day or two to get involved? It would be considered shocking in this country to have teachers absent from the classroom because they were busy campaigning. Yet it seems to be quite acceptable if you teach... Read more »
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 »