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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Kindergarten interviews can be as stressful for parents as for children

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com When pre-schoolers must face interviews Unbelievably, my four-year-old son is about to have a school interview. And I have no idea how to prepare him ... can cause an inordinate amount of stress to parents, and it is vital that your concerns are not transmitted to your son. When I speak to schools and kindergartens, they explain ...

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    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and education. And just a tip; get your son's name down early. Julie McGuire teaches at a local primary school ...

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    Class Action: there's no shortcut to success in literature exams

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... of his life until the exams and he should listen to it as much as possible, even on his commute to school. At the end of this process, he should be able to walk into the exam room and answer ...

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    Class Action: streaming maths classes at primary level has its advantages

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Streaming at primary level has advantages My son's primary school has recently started to stream for maths. He has always had good maths reports, and he ... about streaming students by ability in different areas of the primary curriculum. Some schools stream for specific lessons where they deem it advantageous for the pupils' learning, ...

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    Class Action: dealing with disruptive children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:59am by Julie Mcguire

    ... will continue to come across a broad range of people in school, during social activities and in future workplaces, some of whom have challenging or difficult personalities. Teachers tend to spend a lot ... and provide her with strategies to cope. At school, she needs to be encouraged to focus on the task in hand, avoiding distractions and not being afraid to ask the teacher or her peers for help if she ...

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    Class Action: revision schedules

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... into the latter category. The best source will be your son's school. If his teacher is unavailable, the course notes may be on the school's intranet. You could also try a classmate. If all ... work during the holidays and return to school a lot more confident about his exams. Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart is director of the Brandon Learning Centre ...

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    Teaching of basic literacy skills is being eroded in our schools

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:50pm by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Teaching of literacy skills being eroded I find the lack of literacy skills among young people today quite disturbing. My son, who is soon going to high school ... at school. Is he expected to pick these up? I do not mean to sound old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that grammar, spelling and punctuation should be taught properly. The acquisition ...

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    PE can help set a child up for a healthy future

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Julie Mcguire

    ... are in the school netball team and this seems to be causing a split in friendship groups. PE lessons that are not run by experienced and sensitive professional teachers can be humiliating and even miserable ... to replace clothing at this point as their children are soon moving on to secondary school but it will be a worthwhile investment. Children all have different strengths and they need to work ...

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    Class Action: why texbooks are not an essential tool for teaching children

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... Kris Gienger life@scmp.com Textbooks not an essential tool My daughter's school does not have any textbooks. It follows an international curriculum but I don't know what they are studying so it is hard for me to prepare her. Several parents have asked the principal to consider textbooks but they will not. What can we do? It is hard for schools adopting an international ...

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    Class action: How to turn problems at school into a learning experience

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Anxious stage can be a learning experience My daughter has just started Year Five and no longer wants to go to school. She has always been happy to go ... into the school year. Research confirms the common-sense view that a happy learner is an effective learner. It is true that students do not progress consistently during their schooldays; ups and downs ...




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