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cartoon of different animals being asked to climb a tree

It's a common and impoverished attitude that emphasizes reading, writing, and arithmetic, known in England as the 3 Rs, to the neglect of other subjects and topics. At primary school children need a wider spectrum, to try many things, and discover where their talent lies. Many laborious...

18 Mar Shelley Vernon 4 Comments
teaching letters b and d

An Iranian teacher asked me for help teaching the alphabet. He said his preschool children had difficulty recognizing b and d, and other letters. This confusion is not reserved for Iranian students, all preschool children have to get to grips with these letters, even native speakers....

31 Jan Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
sign for the rift valley

A teacher just asked me for a picture of a zoo after spending hours looking for one online. She wanted to do an activity where pupils placed toy people around the zoo. She would work on people, prepositions and revise animals. I prefer safari parks to zoos, since the animals have more space,...

05 Dec Shelley Vernon 1 Comment

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