Homesickness

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With school trips coming up shortly, there are steps that a school can take to prevent or at least markedly decrease levels of homesickness.

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Hearing Children Read

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Thousands of children are being heard read every day in school by untrained volunteers. A little judicious training could make all the difference. more paws →

“Choice Giving” and Choice Theory

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Even though it is done with the best of intentions, the way in which some teachers  use the word “choice” may do more harm than good.  This post  explains why some schools’ versions of “choice-giving” has limited value, and how the therapeutic use of choice-giving can be introduced to empower, rather than control,  children.

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