Just about the worst thing a parent can do to their child is take them out of school go on vacation. At least, that’s the message being peddled by education authorities. But really, what’s the big deal?
- Want your child to be a success? Quit scheduling and let them play
- Give childhood back to children
- How young is too young for technology?
- Do strict behaviour policies at academies really make for happy schools?
- Nature, nurture and education
While organised play is important, it potentially neglects broader play experiences. Our growing understanding of the developmental purpose of play is challenging modern practices and perhaps misconceptions about what works best for children. Finding the key to this balance … Continue reading
If we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less Because students spend nearly all of their time studying, they have little opportunity to be creative or discover their … Continue reading
Last week, Jonathan Maitland addressed this question in the Tonight programme ‘Too young for technology’. So, how young is too young? via How young is too young for technology? – Telegraph.
Do strict behaviour policies at academies really make for happy schools?Some children now face daily uniform checks and the threat of five types of detention, or else isolation. How strict is too strict? via Do strict behaviour policies at academies … Continue reading
The world’s leading behavioural geneticist is set to reignite a controversial debate over nature and nurture when he publishes a new book calling for Britain to embrace the science of genetics and shake up how children are educated. via Nature, … Continue reading