The Cross-With-Us Rhinoceros: A Review

The Cross-With-Us Rhinoceros: A Review

Four fine brave adventurers come across a huge rhinoceros that starts to follow them.   The chase begins, through the grass, up and down the hills, until a river stops them in their tracks… What is special about this book? This is such a favourite of mine.  I love the...
Individuality And Expertise:Not Through Testing!!

Individuality And Expertise:Not Through Testing!!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against testing per se but more often than not it isn’t justified. I wouldn’t want to be treated by a brain surgeon who hadn’t passed his brain surgeon tests or fly with an airline pilot who didn’t have a licence.  Maybe it’s because I’m a...
Learning With Pokemon Or Inspector Gadget.

Learning With Pokemon Or Inspector Gadget.

Do you remember the Pokemon fad? Or Cabbage Patch Dolls?  Or Hot Wheels?   As a teacher it seemed to be a different fad every term.  The children were animated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The conversations were detailed and would lead to debates, persuasion,...
Ways To Promote Positive Behaviour: The Consequences

Ways To Promote Positive Behaviour: The Consequences

This is the third post on behaviour. To read the previous posts please click the relevant link. What is Bad Behaviour  The Stress of Behaviour:Keep Positive   Consequences can have two different effects. One positive and one negative. Positive The positive effect is...

The Stress Of Behaviour: Keep Positive

In the last post I wrote about ‘What Is Bad Behaviour’. This post focuses on the strategies to use to keep the stress down to a minimum.  It is all based on a positive attitude and strategy. Children behave badly for all sorts of reasons. They don’t know or...