Teachers and schools are often the target of much criticism. So it’s a welcome change to read something positive like the report recently about the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. There will be many quiet and unrewarded teachers who work hard under very difficult conditions encouraging children to learn successfully. Particularly as they must... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
The general picture people have of homeschooled children is that their learning is cloistered at home with their parents. The reality is very different from this. They learn much of the time out in their community using small trips to stimulate learning development wherever they are and this is an opportunity that all parents can... Read more »
Not everyone enjoys a museum. They have a bit of a frumpy reputation for being full of boring old stuff no one’s interested in any more. And when there are more appealing trips out for kids like play centres, why would you head to a museum? However, it is perhaps time to take another look.... Read more »
There was a report in the media recently about an approach used in German schools to help manage the behaviour of children with ADHD. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the term used for children who have difficulty concentrating, who demonstrate impulsive and sometimes uncontrollable behaviour, who are intensely and perhaps inappropriately over active... Read more »
The majority of us are right handers. And if we’ve had no direct experience of left handed children we’re probably unaware of the fact that this can sometimes present challenges for them in a right handed world. And there are challenges, as Richard Easterbrook discusses in his enlightening article written from a left hander’s perspective.... Read more »