What Horses Can Teach Us About Middle School When I’m not writing or working at my day job — in which I am a campus supervisor at a middle school, a position that falls somewhere between assistant principal and crossing guard — I spend a fair amount of time with horses. I’m a volunteer and board … Continue reading Four Lessons From the Herd by Jan M Flynn
The current UK curriculum is not fit for over 50% of our students. When you educate a child, you educate a village and an entire nation. That is why you should never give up on any child, anywhere in the world — Unicef As political parties change so does the priority for education. Generally speaking, a Labour government favours a vocational curriculum. A Conservative government, a more academic curriculum.
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“Do you prefer the educational system here or in the U.S.?” a parent recently asked me. For context, I am an American living in the U.K. Having taught at the elementary school level in each country and now as a parent, I suppose I am uniquely placed to answer such a question. The answer is, … Continue reading Lessons to Learn from Across the Atlantic: Who has a better educational system, the U.S. or U.K.? by Rebecca Grant
Submissions At the heart of all our submissions is the word child, children or family. If the article has any mention on either of these then it is for us. Poems, factual articles, stories etc. Not sure whether you are a fit for us then drop me a draft of your story and I will … Continue reading Every Child Matters – Writing for us
We live in a world of consumers. Our capacity as consumers is growing daily. Is this behaviour a result of advertising or is this learnt behaviour. I recently wrote a post detailing how products were no longer made to last. This caused an increase in rubbish. However, it is not through our consumerism that we are killing the planet. Many people have a general disregard for the area around them and the planet. You only have to look at the news and see the devastation that rubbish is causing to our marine life to see the problem.
What we can do to change the balance in this throwaway society? If you have ever decluttered your house and stared at all the bin bags of rubbish, you will understand my point. Our culture today is to consume, consume, consume. Whether it’s clothes, shoes or items for the house we all buy a multitude of product. Most of us upgrade our phone yearly when there is nothing wrong with the old one. The advertising and new improvements keep us coming back for more. Is this due to the constant advertisements and today’s culture or is it something more? Products from the last decade do not last, as well as they did in earlier years.