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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

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

    ... detailed websites and handbooks for easy reference. First, you need to decide on the type of early education you would like for your child. This ultimately depends on your personal philosophy ... and building social skills. A good deal of educational research advocates learning through play in the early years. It suggests that children who learn in this way are essentially happier and more ...

  2. 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 Unlike Abu Dhabi, which recently banned kindergarten interviews on th ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

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

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

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com When familiarity breeds confidence My son is taking literature exams soon and doesn't seem to be familiar with the texts. He has never been a big reader and is in a real panic To excel in literature-based exams, yo ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    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 is upset that he is not in the highest stream. Should I discuss the p ...

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    Class Action: dealing with disruptive children

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

    ... reflective atmosphere are vital to set the stage for quality education. The situation you describe is the beginning of your daughter learning some lessons for life. The reality is that she ... of the class. Modern education is about teachers challenging students to experiment with ideas and solve problems rather than force-feeding them information. Educational research shows that if children ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Education is about more than just high marks

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and English. Thankfully, education today is not just about test results that have a narrow focus. Schools that measure a child's success by academic ability alone have become somewhat outdated. Educators are increasingly aware of the importance of recognising and developing personal, social and emotional intelligence as the basis of developing vital life skills. Our students' ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: organising your revision notes

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com Maps help to navigate through sea of revision I am taking public exams this year. I have piles of revision notes and don't know where to start. Any advice? In a previous article, I wrote about creating a revision t ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    PE can help set a child up for a healthy future

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

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Physical education sessions crucial for future well-being My Year 6 daughter is not very athletic and detests PE lessons. She is quite well developed for her ... enthusiasts anyway. Avoiding physical education is not an option. Make sure you check your daughter's timetable to ensure she has her kit on the correct days. With some determination ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: revision schedules

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

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com Planning of revision prevents students from being swamped My son is sitting public exams this summer. He was hoping to use the Easter holidays to catch up on his revision but seems to be overwhelmed by the quantity of w ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class action: comprehension is the key to becoming a competent reader

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:01am by Julie Mcguire

    ... great readers. Sometimes it can even have the opposite effect and can simply turn them off reading. "Reading readiness" is a common term in education, and means exactly that. Children ... son, and give him a wide range of texts to enjoy. There is now a full range of audio books available, as well as colourful children's newspapers which are very educational, and will keep ...




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