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ABC’s of Fostering Grit

If you are a frequent visitor to principalaim then you know how essential I believe it is for children to develop the ability to persevere (so that hopefully they grow … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Successful Education Toolkit: What do Children Need to Flourish at School?

Originally posted on FlourishingChildhood:
We want our children to have a great education, so what is the secret? We tend to look hard at what is on offer: the quality…

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dangers of Focusing Solely on Grading

Originally posted on WJPS Blazer: voice of the students:
by Markella Giannakopoulos, staff reporter Focusing on grades has become a big part of students lives influencing their education as well…

February 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unrealistic Expectations: Does ADHD Medication Make a Lasting Difference to Academic Achievement?

Schools have been working with children with symptoms of hyperactivity for decades; however, the management of hyperactivity (particularly ADHD) has changed drastically especially when it comes to the treatment of symptoms. … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Dark Side of the ADHD Gender Gap

For years, we’ve speculated and worried about the number of boys diagnosed with ADHD. A 2002 study by a team of professors of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, led … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Essentials of Play

We should stop talking about play as an extra; a transition between lunch and math. Play is a fundamentally important part of every child’s school day. Let’s make sure play … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

Movement is NOT a Reward

Movement is NOT a Reward. Boy was I excited when I discovered this post on twitter this morning. Educators have long understood the importance of movement as not only a … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments