Archive for May 2013

Driving kids crazy

Driving kids crazy

East Lothian Council has established a 300-metre exclusion zone for cars around two primary schools in Haddington during school-run hours.

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Do you care about your pupils?

Do you care about your pupils?

Amid the daily grind of teaching, philosophy can seem esoteric, a luxury.  The exams, marking homework, classroom management, are what seem to matter, but teachers need to return to first principles.  They need to know why they do what they do.

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Making schools adult friendly

Making schools adult friendly

The National Parent Forum has launched ‘Let’s Talk’, a resource to support parental engagement with schools (bit.ly/11psQtd ) and advising on how to build such engagement. It touches on a range of key issues including effective parent councils, advice on home-school-community communications and creating a welcoming ethos. […]

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Tackling the poverty gap

Tackling the poverty gap

Reducing the attainment gap and addressing the inequity in Scottish education was the topic of a recent lecture delivered by Mike Russell, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for education, at Glasgow University. His underlying argument was that only independence will secure these objectives. He focused on the impact of poverty on […]

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