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The value to a family of reading
From an article by CNN
Reading aloud has been found to be significantly beneficial to both children and their parents.
Becoming a trauma sensitive school
Beacon House have a great list of resources on their website as recommended to them by teachers, parents and mental health professionals.
The effect of a dog in school
A comfort dog is a counselling support. They possess the two most important qualities of an effective social worker or counsellor--unconditional acceptance and warmth.
From a blog by Apolitical
How do you reach migrant families that stretched social services do not have time to relate to? Berlin trains unemployed mothers that are long-established in Germany but are themselves from immigrant backgrounds.
Yondr - helping to live phone-free
The effect on school campuses has been dramatic; increased attention, more socialising, better grades and lower number of discipline issues.
Reasons to prioritise Early Years
From a blog by Nesta
Early Years development is at the heart of social mobility. The reasons underscore the importance of focusing on ideas and interventions that can impact child outcomes as soon as possible.
Can kindness be taught?
Teaching kindness really does make a difference. Better behaviour, discipline rates down, inclusiveness up, grades up, student conflicts down, teacher-student relationship stronger.
Making the case for new school designs
From a blog by The Innovation Unit
Our model of schooling is more than 100 years old and has barely changed in that time. 10 questions to help thinking.
Teachers - born to make a difference
From a Tedx talk by Rita Pearson
Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
School and community needs as real-world catalysts for learning
From an article by Edutopia
By using real-world problems as projects for children to solve, a primary school empowers, engages, and excites students.
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