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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

    ... that the purpose of interviewing is to see whether children will thrive in their academic environment. Schools have different aspirations for their students. Some value creativity and look for energetic ... in an interview. Often, schools will give children a group activity as part of the assessment process and teachers will observe students to see if they understand and can follow instructions and work well ...

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    How to choose the right kindergarten

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

    ... 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 ... classes in action. As you go round ask yourself if it has an open and welcoming atmosphere. Are the children happy, and do they treat each other with respect? Are they actively engaged ...

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    Class Action: dealing with disruptive children

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

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com In my daughter's class there are several pupils who are very disruptive. The teacher spends a great deal of time handling these children and it concerns me ... your daughter may be losing out. Just one or two badly behaved or disruptive children can make a big difference to the learning in any classroom. A productive and secure ethos and a calm, ...

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

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

    ... or otherwise. Whatever the system for grouping, it is imperative that children are being challenged at their level. There must be good reason for your son being placed in his current group. I am sure ... in informing you how you can help him more effectively at home. Discuss this with your son, but be careful not to put too much pressure on him. A common argument against streaming is that children feel ...

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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

    ... this is not specifically what your daughter is learning at school that week, which I suspect is what you mean. International schools apply an evaluation method that allows children to move along a continuum ... the local methods of teaching, in which all children follow the same textbook and have to pass the same test. That test is then a cut-off point, which may impact adversely on a child's future ...

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    PE can help set a child up for a healthy future

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

    ... for children who feel they are no good at sport. With the addition of hormones and developing bodies some children will do anything to avoid PE, so your daughter is not alone in her feelings. However, physical exercise is a crucial part of the curriculum, being essential for overall healthy development. It is well researched that active children are likely to experience better physical ...

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    Class Action: There's a lot for little ones to learn in the kitchen

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... down and push writing too much. Teachers need time to help children develop how they describe their world just by talking about it. They need to learn how to express their viewpoint orally ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... builds up confidence in young children. Bear in mind that your son will be doing different types of reading in school to develop his skills, and also be using reading as a part of other subjects. ...

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    Class Action: the value of drama lessons

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

    ... 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 is often underestimated by parents and teachers as a valuable tool for high-level thinking and learning. It is also great fun and many children thoroughly enjoy it. Unfortunately, drama ...

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    Teaching of basic literacy skills is being eroded in our schools

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

    ... for children, making it more likely that they retain the key concepts. For example, teaching reading comprehension skills through researching areas of interest or teaching drafting and editing skills ... a student up for success in most subjects. To write in an effective way, children need to be able to use adjectives and verbs, and communicate with their readers in an intelligible manner. ...




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