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  1. Tips for surviving a child's education

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... performed solely by teachers. Whatever the stage in a student's school career, there are some general guidelines parents might keep in mind: Show an interest: Obvious perhaps, but in a busy ... telling the teachers that things were better in your day and why don't we do more dictation. Ask about friends and teachers: While teaching and learning are a clear focus for professionals ...

  2. Giving general advice

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... their knowledge. Others get stressed and lose sleep if they find it too difficult or cannot finish assignments on time. Of course, many factors are out of your control. It is the teacher who decides the content as well as the amount of homework you receive. You must remember that whatever your opinion, teachers have your best interests at heart. They have an investment in your success. So ...

  3. About yourself

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... time. I went to a small village school. There was only one teacher. He taught us everything. After school my youngest brother took care of me. At about six o'clock, my mother would come ... apple?' 'Brush your teeth before you go to bed.' 'Look at me when I teach you!' 6. At my old school my teachers used to say: 7. My friend turned to me and asked: 8. When ...

  4. How to target your advice

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... school. It is against the law to be a truant. Teachers need jobs and they have to get good results. My advice for teachers is: Dress neatly You should be a role model for your students. They look at you and often copy what you do. Dressing untidily sets a bad example. I am thinking particularly here of a certain history teacher whose shirt is always hanging out of his trousers. Tuck ...

  5. 'Motivation is the key to conquering learning difficulties'

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Paul McGuire Dr Rick Lavoie is a passionate advocate for teachers, but he still maintains they are not always the best people in the world to teach children with learning difficulties. ... out that most teachers were committed to doing their best for their students in difficult and challenging circumstances, often with much success. But sometimes a shift in focus was necessary. ...

  6. An hour a day keeps illiteracy at bay

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... replied. Ellis had not lost her sanity, but was acting out the type of role that is part and parcel of a primary teacher's job. In this instance, she was playing the role of the Frog Prince from Jon Scieszka's book The Frog Prince Continued in a model lesson conducted by her advisory teacher colleague Clare Warner. The lesson was drawn from the National Literacy Strategy ...

  7. Bully for him in the fight on bigots

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... to be in it for the market or self-gratification. Authors have a responsibility. I am in it to change the world,' said Gibbons, 52, who was a teacher for 17 years and still spends the bulk of his time ... Kong, sponsored by Paddyfields, he spoke to teachers and students and visited libraries as he does in schools throughout the world. He told Sha Tin pupils how he would borrow books to read ...

  8. Education chief back in the trenches

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... was given a second chance after moving to a new school where, he said, the teachers really cared for their students. Among those who made the difference for him at St Mark's School in Shau Kei Wan was English teacher, the Reverend Basil Moraes, who versed his prodigies in good table manners and, to improve their English, urged them to read newspapers and listen to the BBC. Years ...

  9. Struggle against language 'terror' enters classroom

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... was the only reason he decided to open the school. There was also his observation that education was being hampered by poor morale among teachers. 'Teachers in Australia are suffering from poor ... than ideal. If a society really wants to move ahead it should take the best and brightest to be teachers and transform society.' Marsden had run writing workshops on his property for eight ...

  10. A dose of humour

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... My teachers are really nice, but they have no idea about what to do. They treat us like caged animals, not human beings. They pack us into classrooms where there is no space; they make us sit next to people we don't like and they try and talk to us about things we don't know about. And then they expect us to learn. Teachers should give us lots of money and send us ...




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