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.
Recently, one of my friends sent a homemade video, in which some 8 or 10-year-old boy is requesting his grandmother to vote for certain party X (I am not giving party names here as the intention of this post is not political). The boy soon started crying and pleading that his grandmother must vote for … Continue reading No, It’s not Awareness but Brainwashing! – Samee
“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
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.
Yesterday I decided to take my daughter to the local park. She is 18 months old and her love in life is the swing. Hours we could spend swinging her. As we approached the field, from a distance, we could see three teenage boys at the children’s swing. They had done the normal and tied the swing up by turning it over and over the bar. My partner asked what we were going to do. My reply I’m going to ask them to pull the swing down for me or turn it back around myself.
Mrs Mactivity is a brilliant website for both teachers and parents. Mrs Mactivity is a real visual learning experience. The handouts are bright and engaging, attracting users to them. Mrs Mactivity has thought of everything within her resources. You have a choice of fonts and the seasonal events are for both UK and USA users. … Continue reading Mrs Activity – Fun Resources for Parents and Teachers