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In A Stigma-Ridden Culture, Children Must Learn Emotional Vocabulary [Guest Post]

If you are reading this, you have a brain. Your brain currently exists somewhere on a spectrum of mental health. That means that, regardless of who you are, you have a mental health. One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding mental health is that it is only relevant to people who have a diagnosed mental illness. This is to some extent owing to how all-encompassing the term ‘mental health’ is. We’d never say ‘physical health’ and expect to be understood. A...

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Anorexia In Schools: What Can Be Done To Help?

Poor mental health is one of the most significant issues facing schools today. The well-being of our pupils is of utmost importance as we attempt to develop intelligent, creative, intuitive and resilient young adults.  Mental health issues are widespread throughout education, affecting primary, secondary, independent, and stake schools alike. Eating disorders make up a number of the mental health issues facing schools, and whilst it is largely considered to be a female issue, students of both genders are frequently succumbing to anorexia, bulimia and more.  ...

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Is ‘Mental Health’ The Biggest Challenge Facing Schools In 2016?

Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk, Talk about things you'd like to do. You got to have a dream, If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true? (“Happy Talk” from South Pacific by Rogers and Hammerstein)   My dream is my work and talking plays a very big part in that. With a fifth of young people developing a mental health issue before the age of eleven, issues surrounding mental health are becoming one...

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Challenge Us To Improve Your Student Planners

Our team of planner specialists are so confident that they know exactly how to create a customised student planner that supports teaching and learning, that they want you to challenge them to improve your planners. Send us a copy of your current student planners and we will return it with a report of five ways we could improve them with full customisation. Click here to request a pre-paid envelope to send your student planners in. ...

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Behaving To Learn

We want the children to know, unequivocally that the learning is the most important thing and that’s why we are here. The learning is so important, it can’t wait. We all want our young learners to be well behaved and good at learning, children who can manage relationships effectively, work well in a group and be able to demonstrate independence.   There are three types of children: Those who want to get on with it.  Those who want to test you Those who watch how you deal with the first two before they decide which way to go. ...

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10 Ways To Improve Your Home-School Communication

Parental engagement is vital. You'd have a tough time finding a teacher who wasn't aware of the benefits of parents taking an interest, and getting involved in their child's education.  Unfortunately, it's really not that easy. Parent's often don't show any desire to take a more active role. There are a number of reasons behind this, from a lack of confidence, to a negative perception of schools formed in their school days, and sometimes just not knowing how or why they should get more involved.  Many of the barriers will take a long term strategy to get past, but here are ten...

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Creativity In Education; What’s The Point?

  There are a growing number of people advocating a creative approach to our curriculum in the U.K. Ken Robinson is undoubtedly the most high profile advocate, but with 45,000,000 views (YouTube and TED.com combined) on his TED talk on creativity, he clearly isn’t alone. But why are so many of us starting to think this way, why do so many teachers and people involved in education claim to have an answer that Education Minister after Education Minister fails to agree with? What is the point in a creative curriculum?...

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