Teaching by example

Three steps for enhancing a child’s life skills

Children learn life skills by observing the adults in their lives. Therefore, if we want children to be socially and emotionally competent, Leah Davies advises we must be cognizant of our own behavior and accept responsibility for being a role model.  She suggests three steps for developing this aspect of our teaching.  

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Values and philosophy

Uncovering submerged values with P4C

There is a lot of talk about “Values Education”, but what values will be relevant for an interconnected, mobile world, in which our two to six year olds will be living and working. Stephen Walshe looks at the role Philosophy for Children (P4C) can play in uncovering their “submerged” values.

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Engaging dads

Tips for involving fathers in a child’s education

Parent involvement in schools has traditionally been carried out by mothers. Yet boys and girls need positive, male role models. Leah Davies believes when fathers take an active role in education, schools report an increase in student achievement.

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