Flip Cameras for Autistic Boys

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Teacher Ann White describes how the introduction of Flip Cameras opened up classroom possibilities for her class of Year 7 boys in a special school.

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ADHD: What Ritalin can and cannot do

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Though nearly a million children are regularly given drugs to control “hyperactivity,” we know little about what the disorder is, or whether it is really a disorder at all. more paws →

School Phobia 1: reducing anxiety

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A day at school is not every child’s idea of fun. Where do you start your investigation of a school refuser?

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La Teoría de la Elección: 5 Necesidades Humanas Básicas

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Incluso antes de llegar a conocer a un niño, sabemos ciertas cosas sobre ellos:  sus necesidades innatas.  Casi todos los seres humanos tenemos un conjunto de necesidades predecibles, algo así como nuestro propio ‘ajuste de fábrica’.

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Power and Responsibility in Learning

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Paul Bogdan was once a traditional secondary maths teacher who left teaching for 14 years to build computer systems. He has come back and is reborn as a student-centered teacher trying to make a difference and trying to figure out what works in today’s classroom. more paws →

Teoria De La Eleccion Una nueva psicologia de la libertad personal

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Coming soon: Psydog posts in SPANISH

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Watching The Clock

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Watching the clock

An American report could help schools to re-examine their views on the timetabling of the school day.

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“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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The Solution Circle

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The Solution Circle is the framework for a 30 minute collaborative problem-solving session that can be a highly effective way of generating creative and practical plans for a previously “stuck” problem. The Head Teachers in our group today said they are definitely going to use this technique in future staff and governor meetings and may even teach it to their pupils.
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7 Deadly Habits that Destroy Relationships

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When we attempt to control another person, we tend to use one or more of the 7 Deadly Habits. Glasser encourages us to identify our disconnecting habits and replace them with new, connecting behaviours.

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