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by JIM CURRAN
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fifth of teachers plan to leave
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Fifth of teachers plan to leave

Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years
National Education Union warns of exodus caused by excessive workloads

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -two-years
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children should learn mainly through play
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Children should learn mainly through play

Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego
Toy company funds research suggesting educational development can be hindered by early formal schooling. So are UK schools getting it wrong?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... eight-lego
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools perform miracles with nothing
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Schools perform miracles with nothing

'Schools perform miracles with nothing, and the nothing is getting less'

Sussex headteacher says funding cuts are ‘condemning kids to a lack of opportunity’

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... tting-less
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campaigners warn of 'book poverty'
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Campaigners warn of 'book poverty'

Campaigners warn of 'book poverty' as UK celebrates World Book Day According to the OECD, reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than family circumstance or their parents’ educational background or income. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Give older children story time
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Give older children story time

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ing-school
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Give older children story time
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Give older children story time

Give older children story time to halt fall in young readers, urge experts Publisher Egmont says steep decline in parents reading to children – who thereby learn to read for pleasure – is ‘a significant threat to their wellbeing’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/04/give-older-children-stor...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Britain’s battle to get to grips with literacy
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Britain’s battle to get to grips with literacy

Britain’s battle to get to grips with literacy is laid bare in H is for Harry
New documentary reveals difficulties facing white, working-class boys

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -for-harry
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Teachers experience more stress than other workers
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Teachers experience more stress than other workers

Teachers experience more stress than other workers, study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... tudy-shows
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Exam results no longer used to define failing schools
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Exam results no longer used to define failing schools

Exam results will no longer be used to define 'failing' schools

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... le-working
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Summer-born pupils disadvantaged
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... hool-study
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'You can't touch their brain until you have touched their heart'
Replies: 0
Views: 285

'You can't touch their brain until you have touched their heart'

Lucy Crehan a teacher, at an inner- city school has written a very interesting book about her experience visiting the top 5 PISA scoring countries. The book is full of detailed observations and a wealth of information. I want to share one observation with you. When she was in Singapore she attended ...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves
Replies: 0
Views: 239

How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves

How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves

Twinning nurseries with care homes boosts children’s reading and social skills, says report calling for intergenerational care

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... advantages
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Concentrations of poverty

My mother learned to read at 63 - she was still the smartest woman I know It didn’t take education or money for my mama to feel compassion, to reject prejudice and hatred. She taught me to feel empathy, and I cherished it https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/dec/20/despite-my-mamas-secret-s...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Concentrations of poverty

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers Teachers have warned that growing levels of poverty across England are having a devastating effect on pupils, with more children going hungry and being unable to afford warm clothes this winter. The findings from the National Education Un...