Tag: early childhood

The Essential Early Years Reading List

The Essential Early Years Reading List

I absolutely love reading.  I learnt to read very early, and consumed books with a voracious appetite.  Although I don’t have as much time to read these days, it’s still my go-to relaxation activity.  I love being swept away into another time or place, being introduced to characters I will love and hate, and watching … Continue reading The Essential Early Years Reading List

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A respectful approach to behaviour management

A respectful approach to behaviour management

I rarely use rewards and punishments with children, because I’m not training a bunch of performing seals with whom I can’t communicate: I’m teaching children, who are merely small human beings, to behave in socially and culturally acceptable ways. Most, if not all, children genuinely want to learn these things. Not because they don’t want … Continue reading A respectful approach to behaviour management

What are “special needs”?

What are “special needs”?

I specialise in tutoring children with special behavioural or developmental needs. But what does that really mean? Here are the definitions of “special needs” that are important to me. Children with these needs often require extra academic support to achieve their full potential, and need a teacher who understands their particular needs. Diagnosed Kids The … Continue reading What are “special needs”?