You may have seen reports in the media recently about how the way we respond to our boys and girls, with reference to their gender, can hold them back. An investigation conducted by Dr Javid Abelmoneim, has been looking into the issue. He devised some activities and experiments for a class of seven year olds... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Instant access to information and support via the web has meant that increasing numbers of parents now choose to home educate rather than send their children to school. Not only does the internet provide information about subject matter, curriculum content, and access to tutors and course resources, it has also meant that families can connect... Read more »
The therapeutic benefits of owning or stroking pets, and looking after animals, have been regularly documented. Among the things we are more familiar with like Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs, or riding for the disabled which have enabled people to participate in activities that might not have been possible without, visiting pets are... Read more »
There was a thought provoking article about educational technology in a recent edition of The Economist called ‘Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools’. The article suggested that up until recently the relationship between technology and education has been tenuous. And that technological advancements, programmes and innovations, which seemed at first to be an exciting... Read more »
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 »