Spending Time with Children Spending Time with Children

When I was a child I often asked for shiny new toys or objects which I wanted very badly. Usually the answer was 'no', but my mum or...

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4:34 AM

Autism Autism

A Southampton University project has concluded that intensive tutoring can raise the IQ levels of autistic children ; the study, which was c...

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3:22 AM

The Blogosphere The Blogosphere

"71 million blogs... some of them have to be good." This is the quote which greets visitors to Technorati , a website which allow...

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6:14 AM

Child Support Child Support

Child Support Policy: An International Perspective is the title of a research report released last week by the Department of Work and Pensi...

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2:20 AM

Thinkers on Education Thinkers on Education

Montessori, Steiner, Froebel, Piaget... These aren't the foreign players in a football team, but some of the theorists that have helped ...

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2:42 AM

Another Birthday! Another Birthday!

I had another birthday this week. I don't think it matters how old you get, birthdays can be fun. This year I got this cool tray with a...

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6:51 PM

Truancy Truancy

A new report on truancy has suggested that fining the parents of absentee children does not work. In the absence of the report itself - it&#...

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7:57 AM

Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia

One of the most common enquiries that our students make is for information on the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education. While the...

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6:16 AM

Home Education Home Education

A story about Home Education was printed in the Guardian on Saturday; as with my recent post about boarding schools, this is a subject that...

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5:17 AM

Social Trends Social Trends

The latest edition of Social Trends has been published this week by the Office of National Statistics . Social Trends is an annual public...

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7:08 AM

Continuation of Development Continuation of Development

I am currently working on a tracking program for infants and toddlers. It will be a companion piece to the POCET individualization kit that ...

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10:37 AM

School Discipline & Pupil Behaviour School Discipline & Pupil Behaviour

Today sees the publication of new guidelines for schools on discipline and pupil behaviour; the guidelines recommend that teachers should a...

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6:33 AM

Wonderful/Terrible Twos! Wonderful/Terrible Twos!

A couple of years ago I attended a workshop given by Dr. David Sousa, author of, "How the Brain Learns." He was explaining the imp...

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1:33 PM

Maternity Matters Maternity Matters

Yesterday saw the publication of Maternity Matters , which outlines the government's plans to increase the choice of childbirth options ...

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5:31 AM

What's in a Name? What's in a Name?

Have you ever made use of BOPCAS or joined NUPE? Would you be happy if someone said that you had a G&T child? The last question is nothi...

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2:19 AM

Boarding Schools Boarding Schools

A couple of weeks ago I read an article in a newspaper magazine about boarding schools, and now I've stumbled across an article on the s...

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4:30 AM

Education and Inspections Act Education and Inspections Act

The weekend saw many of the legal powers from the Education and Inspections Act 2006 come into force. A short guide to the provisions con...

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7:46 AM