gleeful grandiva

creative living for big and little kids

Tag: teaching

DO YOU WANT SMARTER KIDS? TRY THESE EASY TIPS 

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We certainly should work on having smarter kids. Particularly since it seems adults are going the other way.

After all, it is adults, often leaders, who refuse to acknowledge the evidence that stares them right in the face. They make decisions and policies that seem designed to hurt, rather than help.

Did you think I was referring to climate change? Or energy policies?

I’m actually referring to education and how our policy makers seem to make so many brainless decisions.

 

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THE MOST IMPORTANT LEARNING COMES WHEN YOU STOP TEACHING 

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After teaching arts and crafts for nearly 20 years, there is one thing I am certain of – the most important learning comes when I stop teaching.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying teachers are unnecessary. It is vital to have someone show us the basic skills, for, without them, we can’t do much of anything.

There comes a point, however, when the teacher should step back and see what the students can discover for themselves.

That is where the most important learning happens.

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WHAT EVERY PARENT OF SONS ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO KNOW

All parents are daunted by the enormous responsibility of the newborn life they hold in their hands.

 

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This tiny, vulnerable bundle is completely dependent on you for everything and you become acutely aware that your decisions, your words, your actions, have more power than ever before.

Many of us spend countless hours researching how to be the perfect parents (though we all know there is no such thing!).

We ensure we are feeding our child well, we are nurturing, teaching, playing with and loving them.

There are so many dangers we need to protect them from.

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