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Teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge and the confidence to teach the curriculum. Jeff Morgan 13 / Alamy Stock Photo

Grammar still matters – but teachers are struggling to teach it

Grammatical nous has been found to give students a broader understanding of their own language and a key to learning others. The problem is, teachers aren’t being equipped to teach it.
Children at St Edward’s CE Primary School in Rochdale Gtr Manchester use the school’s rabbits and other animals in their learning. Mark Waugh / Alamy Stock Photo

How school pets can help children to learn and read

From rabbits to maggots, school pets are common but we need to think of them as partners, not resources
From early childhood to secondary school, your child’s negative friendships could impact their sense of self worth. from shutterstock.com

From childcare to high school – what to do if you don’t like your kid’s friend

If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Over the next few weeks, many preschoolers will meet their foundation teachers, spend some time in a classroom and hopefully make some new friends. from shutterstock.com

Children learn through play – it shouldn’t stop at preschool

One-quarter of children who start school aren’t developmentally ready. Play-based learning in the early years of school can help with the transition, as well as providing a host of other benefits.
Nova Scotia is rolling out a universal full-day, no-fee pre-primary program, similar to Ontario’s and the Northwest Territories’ play-based junior kindergarten. (Shutterstock)

Nova Scotia’s new pre-primary class gives kids a head start through play-based learning

The plan to fully implement a quality early childhood program in all Nova Scotia public schools is crucial when more than one in five children live in poverty.

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