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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Special Needs Children at Secondary School

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... that she hates being made to read aloud. I'm worried that her confidence will be knocked next year at secondary school, and she will fall behind. It is great to hear that your daughter is so ... are doing the right thing by thinking the secondary school situation through ahead of time. Unlike primary school, where your daughter is closely monitored by one teacher, she will be taught by many ...

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    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... it with them. As he gets slightly older, collectable cards or figures might be a way of creating a shared topic. One area that children always have in common is school, and asking another child about their school is often a way of developing common ground. Some children like to memorise jokes or puzzles. I remember one student whose opening gambit was always "What would you do if you had ...

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    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    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 ...

  6. 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 ... 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: 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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    PE can help set a child up for a healthy future

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

    ... 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 ... active part in PE lessons. PE teachers these days are often creative and offer a wide range of physical activities for children to enjoy along with the traditional sports. Secondary schools tend ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the value of drama lessons

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

    ... not have specialist drama teachers. However, secondary schools do tend to have drama as a timetabled subject. Elements of drama can be used to explore almost any topic or area of study. It also ... if this enjoyable and valuable area of the curriculum is not taught at his school. Hopefully, his secondary school will offer it as a subject. Although extra-curricular classes can be costly it would ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    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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