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by Jean 09-08-2018
Behaviour Management in the Primary School Setting Primary school children thrive on routine, and that is the most important element in establishing an effective behaviour management routine in your class. Without it, your classroom is more like a three-ring circus than a fun learning environment. Use...
Behaviour Management in the Primary School Setting Primary school children thrive on routine,...
Behaviour Management in the Primary School...
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by Jean 06-06-2018
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”   So says the Bard himself, Mr. William Shakespeare, and there is little doubt that doing something good for someone will usually brighten their day. Even a small kindness can leave the recipient...
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”   So...
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by Jean 19-03-2018
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and thinker, noted that you cannot teach people anything. You can only lead them to think for themselves. They cannot parrot back your words, if you are not answering. They cannot answer with what they don’t know but only what they have. Teachers are charged...
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and thinker, noted that you cannot teach people anything....
Socrates, a great teacher, philosopher, and...
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by Jean 11-02-2018
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in line as you are waiting to head off to assembly, or the library, or to wherever you need to get your class to.   You’ve asked them to line up, you’ve asked them to be quiet, but the chatter continues and the line resembles hairpin turns to...
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in line as you are waiting to head off to assembly,...
Ah, the joy of wriggly, jiggly children in...
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by Jean 28-01-2018
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training course in Thailand (more on that later!) and as such, have taken on the role of student as opposed to teacher. It’s been an interesting transformation to say the least.   Firstly, I was reminded of how I learn best. I’m quiet. I like to...
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training course in Thailand (more on that later!) and...
I’ve recently been on a Qi Gong training...
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by Jean 15-11-2015
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact on health and wellbeing in our students. And if you needed further convincing because you are stuck in the ‘literacy/numeracy are key’ mindset, according to a recent study*, teaching empathy can pay...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach this empathy schools, the greater our impact...
Empathy matters. The more we explicitly teach...