Search Results: education and schooling

Education and Schooling #5: On the Weekend [Guest]

Without wanting to profile y’all, there is an extraordinarily high chance that you are a fabulous parent. I have this cocky certainty because you read parenting websites. You’re interested. You realise being a parent is something we do, as well as who we are. I know endless folk who get their advice from www.slackraparental.com, evidenced […]

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Education and Schooling #4: Industry Secrets [Guest]

Delightful. Unique. Gifted. Our children mean more than the world to us and, if you think about it, it’s pretty silly that we, as a civilization, have decided the best thing for them is to chase them off to school to spend their happiest years with overworked groan-ups and other people’s (feral) offspring. It’s absolutely […]

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Education and Schooling #3: The Tallest in the Classroom [Guest]

It’s a no brainer really. Why I’m a teacher. I have 180 contact days every twelve months. Now, multiply that figure by one over 365 (days in a year) and you will see that I work a mere half the (days of the) year. Everyone should be a teacher. It’s great. We’re always (if you […]

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Education and Schooling #2: Ode to Teachers

Mrs Cook taught me to read. Ms Powell held dictionary competitions (I remember this, of course, because I remember winning!) Mr Dibben was the best teacher I ever had. Mr Booth expected more of me than I did (though I mostly remember him for demoting me from pen to pencil, a judgement on the quality […]

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Education and Schooling #1: What’s the Intersection?

Ta-da! Welcome to our new series on education and schooling, covering pretty much anything you’re interested in (so keep the suggestions coming). Here’s my big question. Education is awesome, but does schooling have anything to do with it? Do you remember third form maths and all the time you spent on set theory? It was […]

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A Month of Unschooling (or ‘Phew! They ARE learning heaps!’)

‘If they’re not being assessed and tested, how will you know if they’re learning?’ ‘What do they do all day?’ Today I’m not meaning to go into why ‘testing’ can be counter-productive to learning (but if that catches your eye, please do read Jolisa Gracewood’s bleak report of US testing terror and read or listen to […]

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Child Marriage, Child Death and What You Can Do

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and child marriage. The tragic, terrible death of an eight-year-old Yemeni girl made international news this week. You might have read reports that a little girl died from injuries she received during wedding-night intercourse with a 40-year-old man who had just married her. Coming from a much more fortunate […]

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Sacraparental Top Tens: Home and Away

Indulge me in a little linky celebrating. This is the 200th post on Sacraparental, and I’m sitting in Bristol feeling pretty good about that. Thank you, all. A gaggle of guest writers, a civility of commenters and a quietness of readers (like my collective nouns?) combine to make a welcoming lounge conversation. If you’re a […]

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God, Kids and Parents: Rod Robson [Guest]

‘The short answer to how to raise a child in the faith is to live it out openly in front of them.’ By popular demand, today Rod Robson opens a new series of insights from parents on how to present God to our kids. Rod is a Baptist minister (and was my youth pastor!) in Christchurch, […]

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