Dealing with children who have anger issues may be challenging, and it needs thought & imagination. A child’s mind is normally not developed to deal with intense feelings of anger. They cope with these emotions in their own childlike manner which usually involves acting out or throwing a tantrum. Unaware of the specifics which cause […]
Recently the United States government unveiled their guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of “2009 H1N1 influenza” in schools. Now that school is starting again in most countries in the Northern Hemisphere, there is a growing concern about what’s going to happen. What does all this mean for people working in schools? Basically, it’s a […]
A big portion of president Obama’s stimulus bill for the US economy is reserved for education. So is this good news for everyone working in education? In the new plan, education gets about $150 billion in new spending, including $79 billion for state education aid and billions more for (much needed) school modernization. I personally […]
Happy new year everybody! Our batteries have been recharged during the holidays, and we’re ready again for a fresh start of the year. We wish you all the best in the coming year!
Anger, a traditional emotion, can transform in to something painful and ugly. First thoughts of anger issues may bring about images of a couple fighting, a parent abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at a teacher or a parent. Seldom will images of annoyed kids come to mind. Regrettably kids, at young ages, must […]
In February of this year, British Columbia’s education minister Shirley Bond announced that her ministry would investigate the cost and feasibility of offering all-day kindergarten. At this moment in B.C., all-day kindergarten is only available for aboriginal, ESL and special-needs children. The plan would mean that full day kindergarten would be available to all five-year-olds by September 2009 and […]
Coming Tuesday is election day in the US, I don’t think anyone failed to notice that. Both Obama and McCain are mainly focussing on the financial crisis and the war in Iraq. These are also what most voters claim to be the most important issues facing the US at the moment. With the campaigns hardening, […]