Monthly Archives: April 2016

Time is Precious

Originally posted on Monkey Mum:
How much time in school, is actually spent learning? I’ve been in the education system, one way or another, for 30 of my 35 years: first as a school pupil, then as a University student,…

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The $120 Swim Lesson: Should you push children to go to lessons they hate or let them drop them?

    This was the summer my son was going to learn how to swim! He was seven years old and old enough to agree to the lessons when I asked him in March. I signed him up and paid … Continue reading

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