My 10-year-old relays his hockey statistics to his father on the phone while I race to make dinner after yet another weeknight practice. His team has won eight games, lost seven, and just tied for the fifth time. More

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When Tavis Potts’ seven-year-old son was diagnosed with anxiety and stress, his parents proposed sending him to school part-time.
The youngster was struggling with full-time education and they believed he would benefit from spending half-a-day a week at home.
However, Dr Potts, a university lecturer, was disappointed that «flexi-schooling» was not an option at his son’s Aberdeenshire school.More

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Back in high school, one of my teachers posed a question about what we thought might be the last item most Americans had read. This was in pre-smartphone days, so our guesses went from books to newspapers to magazines to the comics section to the titles at the bottom of the nightly news.More

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Every teacher will encounter students with disruptive behaviour ­– it is one of the major causes of classroom conflict and teacher burnout.
Although it is difficult to form successful relationships with students when interactions frequently involve reprimands and disciplinary action, some teachers do experience close relationships with disruptive students. More


Educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom wanted to understand how people learn. So in 1965 he and his colleagues created Bloom’s taxonomy: a system for identifying, understanding and addressing learning. They came up with a system that’s composed of two elements: thinking and the ability to apply knowledge, and then feelings and emotions.More