“SOME CHILDREN DO NOT LEARN FROM PUNISHMENT”

It’s pretty common to hear the refrain “children’s behaviour is getting worse” in just about every staff room you go into. So is it true and if so what should be done about it? On 28th March 2012 on Radio 4’s Today programme  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9709000/9709519.stm ), there was a very interesting debate between Segei Cefai , Head Teacher of Sacred Heart …

STRICT PARENTING = CHILD WITH BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS?

WHY STRICT PARENTING DOESN’T WORK The Helping Children Achieve project is run jointly by King’s College, London & The Institute of Psychiatry at The Maudsley. The project has recently published some fascinating preliminary findings about how strict parenting may in fact promote anti-social behaviour in young people.   A key finding of the report is that 25% of parents who …

THIS CHARITY NEEDS YOUR VOTE NOW!

You soon learn as a teacher that intelligence, ability and having something good to offer society are not the rationed qualities that we are all brainwashed to believe they are; every person has something to offer and everywhere you go you meet people with quite remarkable intelligence and gifts. The sadness and injustice of our society is that the majority …

A Ugandan Learning Experience

Kitoogo Farm Nursery and Preparatory School It’s no secret that the UK education system is a prehistoric, one-size-fits-all, results-driven monster. Every teacher begins their career for one incredibly simple reason: the love of inspiring young people. There is no feeling that quite compares to watching that initial spark, which you created, grow into a blazing fire of passion for your …

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