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‘Unschooling’ Isn’t The Answer To Education Woes—It’s The Problem

Last updated: 05/27/2020

With schools closed, the concept of unschooling—allowing kids to direct their own learning—is being touted by some as timely and new. But the idea has been around for centuries,...

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We Need More Focus on Children’s Mental Health During This Pandemic

Last updated: 05/27/2020

Never has the World Health Organization’s 1948 definition of health rung truer for me than during this pandemic: “health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social...

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How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

Last updated: 05/27/2020

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License . You are free to republish this piece both online and in print, and we...

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Education post Covid-19: Customised blended learning is urgently needed

Last updated: 05/27/2020

Education post Covid-19: Customised blended learning is urgently needed 25 May 2020 - 07:00 By Werner Olivier Blended learning integrates computer-assisted online activities...

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School reopenings should kickstart an EYFS fightback

Last updated: 05/26/2020

Very young children are not old enough to understand and obey social distancing rules. Many will still be seeking assistance with toileting, and having toileting accidents. They...

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Remote Learning: Lessons Learned and Reflections to Inform the Future | Getting Smart

Last updated: 05/26/2020

It has been an interesting couple of months in the world and in education. While I realize the amount of time that we have been out of our classrooms, sometimes it takes a...

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Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Last updated: 05/26/2020

Parents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had...

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Dallas is a concrete jungle, but Janette Monear knows how to fix it

Last updated: 05/26/2020

In these days of housebound isolation, we’re turning to walks and bike rides to raise our spirits. Just witness the restless hordes packing the Katy Trail. This is no surprise...

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Not every child needs to read in kindergarten

Last updated: 05/26/2020

I remember few details from kindergarten: a giant slide in the middle of our classroom, a mid-year visit by Smokey the Bear, the gentle voice and red hair of my...

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96% of support staff think reopening schools is risky

Last updated: 05/25/2020

The majority of support staff are worried that reopening schools will put children and their families at risk, a survey suggests. Fewer than 1 per cent of school support staff...

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