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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Teaching of basic literacy skills is being eroded in our schools

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

    ... fashioned to expect grammar, spelling and punctuation to be taught properly. This is a vital part of primary education, laying the foundation for secondary school and beyond. Julie McGuire teaches ... 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 ...

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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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    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 ...

  5. 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

    ... school. It's difficult to get him to read his daily school book because he says it's boring. I'm worried he will lose interest. You need to explain your worries to your son's ... but it is important to remember that the mechanical reading skills of some children can be different from their level of comprehension. Children enter school with very different levels of exposure to reading ...

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    Class Action: the value of drama lessons

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:11am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com When no drama's not ideal My son loves drama and goes to an extra-curricular club every week. His primary school occasionally produces shows where all the children in his class are involved, but there doesn't seem to be any timetabled drama lessons. Is drama ever considered an individual subject at primary school? Is it still taught? Drama ...

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    Ways to catch up on learning English

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by SAMUEL PARTRIDGE

    ... learner is to create opportunities for them to use English outside school. This can be achieved at home or through various outside options. The child can take classes at an academy, or parents can create an English-speaking environment at home. Just as useful are activities where English is spoken. Let the school focus on grammar rules and all the boring stuff; it's easier for you ...

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    Class Action: Philippines typhoon tragedy offers lesson in generosity

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:20pm by KRIS GIENGER

    ... Kris Gienger life@scmp.com Practical lessons in raising a generous child My son learned in school about the devastation caused b y Typhoon Haiyan. Our domestic helper's family ... recent images. Discuss the changes you see. Consider what provisions are needed, including tents, blankets and water filters. As the rebuilding of schools and homes begins, is there evidence ...

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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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class action: beware of false praise

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:49pm by Julie Mcguire

    ... "You did very well at [a particular task]. You must have tried really hard." When you receive her school reports make sure you reward and praise her effort, not just her achievement. ... who start out as being the best in school or have natural talent in a particular area don't necessarily end up being the best. In other words, they don't reach their full potential ...




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