Well Being

 

Dreamcatchers

Helping children cope with worries

Since children’s worries often interfere with their learning, it is helpful to understand their concerns. Sometime before lockdown,  Leah Davies asked 320 third graders to list one or two things they think about when they cannot sleep. Perhaps these worries are even more important now.

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Voices around the world

Collaborative music recording project for children around the world

Laurie Lewin has been organising the international charity music project Voices Around the World since 2011. Over 7,000 students took part last year. He’s hoping for even more schools to join in when Voices Around the World launch their new song for 2020! Here Laurie tells us what is happening now and what’s in store for the future.

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Safeguarding

Going digital

Establishing an effective safeguarding regime can be challenging even on one campus. Primary Principal Graeme Chisholm looks at how his school took on the task of coordinating a consistent programme across four sites in the Czech Republic.

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Keep moving!

Movement Activities and Games for Kindergarten & Elementary Classrooms (Part 1)

As former first lady Michelle Obama advocated, let’s get our kids to move. Leah Davies gives us some pointers for getting children to move throughout the school day.

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Shell shocked

Listening and the War Poets

With the 101st anniversary of the November 11th Armistice at the end of the Great War approaching, Peter Hudson looks at the work of Dr. William Rivers and his radical treatment of ‘shell shock’

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Sleep

Are teachers getting enough?

According to Emily Melynn Alexander, teachers could be missing out on one of the most important things they need to be successful in their careers: plenty of good-quality sleep.

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