Full notes from the presentation on Zip the Crocodile. Click on the PDF link below
Afternoon Express catches up with the Sun Valley Primary principal with a no-homework policy.
When we think of school, we usually think of homework. However, one school in Cape Town is adopting a no-homework policy and the results have been fantastic. We speak to Gavin Keller, the principal at Sun Valley Primary whose new policy asks learners to spend 20 minutes after school to read a novel or graphic novel and homework would not be set.
The idea is that school sometimes forces children to forget what’s fun about being a kid. This is why there is a strong focus on extracurricular activities which create the much-needed break from theoretics that learners go through every day.
The Six Houses of Emotions above are adapted from Adele Lynne book, The EQ Difference. Use this chart in your home and class to assist children develop the Emotional Literacy necessary to express their emotions using words.
Success – depends on generating a high self-value while setting high expectations.
This requires an EXCEL approach.
A great joy to address a gathering of interested people in Somerset West on Thursday evening.
Learning to teach children how to make their Survival Brain (the crocodile) feel safe and their Elephant (Limbic brain) feel a sense of belonging, helps them to gain access into their pre-frontal cortex, the CEO of our lives.
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Gavin has recently been writing for DISCHEM’s Mother & Child magazine. Here are a few of his articles
Zip the Crocodile – Neuro-learning for Dummies. Click on the pdf link below.
When Schools get READINESS wrong. Click on the pdf link below.
Rock Solid Foundations. Click on the pdf link below.