Summer is here! And for most of us, that means a trip to the beach wherever possible! It’s great fun for kids on the beach and lots of new things to explore. This year, why not try and turn your beach trip into the ultimate conservation lesson?! It doesn’t take a lot of preparation, don’t worry! Continue reading
Today it was raining. Quite a lot! In fact, it has been for at least a week, which is pretty normal at this time of year in Hong Kong.
Most shopping malls and public indoor spaces provide disposable plastic wraps to contain your umbrellas and stop them dripping over the floor… no one likes a sprained ankle.
I saw a boy (around the age of 10), cover his umbrella in a plastic bag. He decided, to be ultra-safe, he had better put another one on top of that…why would he purposely use so much disposable plastic? Is he not environmentally savvy?
Let’s take a look at the possible reasons for such a casual use of materials…
As you may be aware, bees play a vitally significant role in our ecosystem. You might also know that bees are under threat for several reasons, from aggressive agricultural methods to climate change.
It’s important to keep our bee population up, but how do we introduce this topic to our young tots? After all…they’re the ones who need to know.
This past year I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Mindfulness. In particular, what it can do to help children (both at school and at home) become more aware of their surroundings.
For those of you who haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about, Mindfulness simply means being aware of what’s around you, taking pleasure in the small things that make up our world and accepting our feelings towards this without trying to change them.
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Everyone wants a calm classroom. Without it, your day feels rushed, loud and unbelievably long. A bit of peace and quiet can help you to achieve focus and get that classroom management back under control. Focus = better learning, and we all want to see that in our classrooms! So, without further ado, I’m suggesting 3 easy ways to create some calm in your classroom…
When you first embark on the journey to becoming a teacher there are lots of things you learn. You go to school/college and they teach you everything you need to know about being a teacher…well not everything. There are just a few points they forgot to mention. So here are 5 things that I didn’t know when I started teaching…
Science can be a tricky subject to teach. Especially to the younger kiddies! We want to ensure they have a good understanding of the things they see around them. But we don’t want to bore the pants off them! Is there really a way that we can encourage children to take more of an interest in science?