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Tes - 10 January 2020

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How I learned to live with my shyness

How I learned to live with my shyness

As a child, Sian Prior would sweat with fear while waiting for her turn to talk in class, and has grappled with shyness throughout her life. Now, having written a book on the subject, she argues that...

10 min read 10 Jan 2020
Why girls need to be outsiders
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Outdoor education: all-female activities boost confidence

Outdoors education almost always takes place in a mixed-gender setting – but all-female activities such as mountain biking and trekking have been shown to enhance body image, boost confidence and help...

7 min read 10 Jan 2020
Toilet training: everything you need to know
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Toilet training: what schools need to know

Given that parents are now potty training later, should schools introduce ‘must be toilet trained’ policies? Absolutely not, researchers tell Chris Parr. School staff, they say, should be trained in...

9 min read 10 Jan 2020
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

What preschool children can learn from TV

Teachers and parents could do a lot worse than sit young children in front of high-quality educational TV on a rainy afternoon, says Megan Dixon

3 min read 10 Jan 2020
When posters come unstuck

When poster lessons become unstuck

While giving a difficult English class a drawing-based activity helped Mark Roberts through a few tight spots on Friday afternoons, the fatal flaw in his plans soon became apparent

3 min read 10 Jan 2020
Learning with children's toys stacks up
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Why learning with children’s toys stacks up

Accessing an older student’s inner child is one of the keys to overcoming their resistance to learning, believes Emily Gunton. She explains how breaking out the Mega Bloks helped her secondary music...

5 min read 10 Jan 2020
Why girls need to be outsiders
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Outdoor education: all-female activities boost confidence

Outdoors education almost always takes place in a mixed-gender setting – but all-female activities such as mountain biking and trekking have been shown to enhance body image, boost confidence and help...

7 min read 10 Jan 2020
Toilet training: everything you need to know
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Toilet training: what schools need to know

Given that parents are now potty training later, should schools introduce ‘must be toilet trained’ policies? Absolutely not, researchers tell Chris Parr. School staff, they say, should be trained in...

9 min read 10 Jan 2020
Learning with children's toys stacks up
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Why learning with children’s toys stacks up

Accessing an older student’s inner child is one of the keys to overcoming their resistance to learning, believes Emily Gunton. She explains how breaking out the Mega Bloks helped her secondary music...

5 min read 10 Jan 2020