“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall” Roald Dahl
Understanding maths ‘more important than learning by rote’ – Article in The Telegraph Teaching children maths by making them learn times tables by rote could worsen exam results because they risk failing to properly understand the subject, according to an Oxford University study.
Teachers, prepare to be straitjacketed – Interesting article by Dr Mary Bousted (general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers)
“This year we’re working with netmums to publish the findings of our ‘Let’s talk about weight’ survey. This will show the experiences of parents when it comes to bringing up the topic of weight with their child and the challenges they face.” (MEND)
UK Literacy Association Website
University of Greenwich Student Teachers meet two of the authors shortlisted for the UKLA Children’s Fiction Award at the 48th International Conference on Friday evening. From left to right:Ruth Eastham (Author – winner of the Student Teacher Vote), Rebecca Hughes, Me, Tracey Keane, Nicola Owen and Katherine Rundell (Author)
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis (Winner of for UKLA Children’s Fiction Award 2012)