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As a heatwave and end-of term-in England coincide…

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education

As a heatwave and end-of term-in England coincide, our thoughts turn to the pleasure of being outdoors. Outdoor learning can improve student well-being at any time of the year, and this link provides tips for teachers to do just that: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/jul/17/tips-tricks-teachers-how-outdoor-learning-boosts-student-wellbeing

Failing Beautifully

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education, Health, Mental Health

Interested to read Lucy Clark’s Beautiful Failures, a reflection on the failure of one-size-fits-all schooling and the impact on young people’s mental health. Read Lucy’s account here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/27/pay-close-attention-to-who-our-kids-are-not-who-we-want-them-to-be

Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend about the importance of Early Years Education

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education, Steiner Schools, Waldorf Education

Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend about the importance of Early Years Education: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/may/07/secret-teacher-please-show-more-respect-for-early-years-education The early years are vital for the development of autonomous, happy, well adapted children and teachers need to be well prepared and resourced. In partnership with NCFE CACHE we have…