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Is homework in the Elementary years really beneficial?

Is homework in the Elementary years really beneficial?

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” (Harris Cooper, of Duke University) So much has been said and argued about homework, and the battle seems endless. Instead we invite you to read this enlightening article and…

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Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday

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Quote of the Week!

Quote of the Week!

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Learning through play

Learning through play

A wonderful article to reflect about, it shows us  how it is possible to bring back more a more opportunities of playing into  schools, and highlights its benefits as well as impact in ALL children’s lives. “There’s much more pressure for children to be able…

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Helping Children with School Anxiety

Helping Children with School Anxiety

Some tips to help our children when they are dealing with School anxiety. Our role as adults can make the difference. Read Full Article  

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School as a long and complex journey

School as a long and complex journey

“School is neither a race nor a competition”. It is more like a long-distance hike, a “test of endurance, character and above all perseverance.” Michael Thompson   Read Full Article

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Classroom management goes beyond setting limits

Classroom management goes beyond setting limits

As educators, we know how challenging and important, classroom management is. We invite you to read this article that highlights Five essential components of effective classroom management that establish structures strong enough to entice and motivate student learning: Developing effective working relationships with students Training…

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Shared Reading and its Impact on Language Development

Shared Reading and its Impact on Language Development

“One thing that is clear across research is that rich complex language development does not happen merely by pointing at letters or pronouncing words out of context. It is engagement, and guided attention to language conventions, that matter in shared reading. Ultimately, what is important…

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About Homework…

About Homework…

“When homework comes prematurely, it’s hard for children to cope with assignments independently—they need adult help to remember assignments and figure out how to do the work. Kids slide into the habit of relying on adults to help with homework or, in many cases, do their homework.”…

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“The Road To ABC… “

“The Road To ABC… “

We all know how important is the process of learning to read and write. As parents and teachers we need to understand these phases in order to support our children in this very wonderful journey.   In this workshop we cover: The stages the children…

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