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For children to thrive…a personal reflection

For children to thrive…a personal reflection

For children to thrive, they need to have a good grounding in who and what they are. When I left home many years ago to go to teacher training college – and again when I graduated and began teaching – I realised that despite my education, I

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A holiday challenge!

A holiday challenge!

A holiday challenge! Here is a brainstorming holiday challenge for small people & their parents!

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Keeping children on track during holidays

Keeping children on track during holidays

Keeping children on track requires effort. Some years ago, I was the teacher of a lovely class of Year 3 children. They worked well together, had a great work ethic and were very nice little people individually, many of whom I remember to this day. Towards the

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Teaching children to listen…

Teaching children to listen…

Teaching children to listen is very important. Listening – not hearing – is one of the key skills needed for learning but believe it or not, less than 2% of people have had any formal education on how to listen!  Children rarely develop good listening skills by

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What your child is learning

What your child is learning

The first time I asked myself the question ‘What is this child actually learning?’ was over twenty years ago when I was teaching my Year 5 Class about farming in geography. What your child is learning is crucial to their development. The children developed a model farm

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When children don’t want to go to school…

When children don’t want to go to school…

When children don’t want to go to school, it can cause parents a lot of sleepless nights. The anxiety caused can create conflict between exasperated parent and child. There can be any number of reasons for a child becoming disaffected in this way from undiagnosed learning challenge

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Lessons Alive comes alive!

Lessons Alive comes alive!

Welcome! Welcome to the new Lesson Alive website. Lessons Alive has been gathering momentum over the past 5 years and we thought it would be timely to update the site to accommodate the changes. With the help of Twitter and Facebook, I hope to spread the Lessons

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