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,...

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...
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...
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...

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...
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