Loss and laughter, supporting children and teachers through lockdown, raising aspirations and getting back to school in China.
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It’s official – laughing is good for you, and as far as Dave Keeling is concerned, the more we use humour in class, the better our teaching will be!
Ian Gilbert reflects on the nature of loss, and the contradictory ways in which it might be confronted with a bereaved child.
Whatever else changes in education after lockdown, according to Ger Graus, raising children's aspirations must be part of the ‘new normal’.
Back to school?
Stephanie Quayle of ISC Research looks at how schools may be coming through the lockdown phase in China.
Stephen Walshe argues that children as young as 5 can be introduced to a vocabulary to help them access their thinking.
Jason Tait suggests that student wellbeing during lockdown is even more important than the online academic programme.
Robert Lloyd Williams looks at the needs of teachers and how they might be supported as they switch to online teaching during lockdown.
Does getting out of the classroom help you de-stress? Caroline Ferguson at Bangkok Patana School looks into CAS and stress levels.
Leah Davies outlines strategies to help children cope with their worries. These may be even more important than ever in 2020.
More than coping?
Janice Ireland talks with Henk van Hout, Global Head of Shell Education Services, about how families are coping in lockdown.
The library is at the centre of any good school. Why should things be any different during lockdown, asks Sally Flint.
Orla Redmond's lockdown goal is compiling a list of favourite children’s books from around the world. She needs help!