High expectations, research has demonstrated, lead to higher results through the ‘Pygmalion’ effect – that is, a student will become what is expected of them.
If a culture of low expectations is in place, the students in this classroom will achieve to the expectations set – so not very highly. The five techniques outlined in the chapter are extremely strong in their pedagogical value.Details
We all love spending time with our children and our families. But I’m pretty sure we all have those moments where we dread saying “Yes I’d love to play Monopoly!” Or how about the constant asking “Please can someone, anyone, set the table for dinner?”Details
Wear white for Bravehearts
WANNABEES Family Play Town at Frenchs Forest has pledged its support for Bravehearts’ annual White Balloon Day, on tomorrow.
Staff and children will wear white and donate to the cause while engaging in some creative White Balloon Day-themed activities.
Wannabees manager Samantha O’Connor said it was important to provide a fun and engaging way for children to learn about the real world and its issues.
“We are hoping to teach the children and help empower them against sexual assault,” she said. Details: whiteballoonday.com.auFirst published by Manly Daily Digital Edition 5 Sep 2013
Wannabees Family Play Town offers children a chance to dress up and try out some popular professions. The miniature town has 12 shops including a bank, beauty salon, hospital and supermarket. The fire station even has a fake fire that the children – dressed in firefighter gear – can help put out with a hose.Details