Dr. Martha Mattingly, Professor Emeritus of Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, died on February 4, 2013. Martha leaves a legacy which contributed to the development of the Child and Youth Care profession in significant ways. Among her contributions is leadership in writing and implementing the Association of Child and Youth Care Practitioners … Read more
Not just the elite, and not just football
I made a great discovery a little while ago, or at least connected a few dots, that opened my eyes to the power of why every child needs a mentor. I realised that many people are going through traumas emotionally, mentally and spiritually all the time, especially children. This is why I think mentoring is … Read more
Of snakes, slugs and the revised EYFS
The pitfalls and satisfactions of teaching a child at home
Learning lessons about how not to do the job
The need for first-class support
Suiting education to the child
The challenges and satisfactions of teaching – not ‘just a job’
Some stand out, as we look back: where are they now?
Will you sign it?
Learning from children
The impact of family life on schooling and play
Is the challenge of exams the best way to encourage high standards, or is a rounded education the best way to excellence
The evolution of systems to teach reading
Getting a class to work as well as play.
Report on Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for the Early Years Foundation Stage and primary curriculum
The problems of being in a different culture.
The old methods were the bes
A few months ago, an invitation went out to our readers to let us know, if they were professionals working with children and/or young people in whatever capacity, to contact us and inform us about the qualifications and training within their countries. We didn’t receive a particularly positive response. In fact there were about three … Read more
Working hard to raise money to be able to work hard – and have a good time
Looking for articles, emails and blogs – facts and ideas
An outline of how training for early years workers has developed in the UK
In the 80s, there were huge shifts in child awareness. There was the incredibly forward-facing Childline* which gave children and young people anonymity whilst they talked out their experiences of being abused or rejected by those who should have loved and protected them. There were the significant names of small children who were in the … Read more
Looking back on the highs and lows of a career in FE
The symbolism of gain and loss in mathematics and stealing
Getting the ideas to work in everyday school life
You may well wonder who VOICE are, as it is only a year since they changed their name, and it takes time for a new image to sink in. They used to be the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) and the Professional Association of Nursery Nurses (PANN). These two organisations worked closely together in the … Read more
The failings of the current education system are the result of Government interference.
Making teaching reading fun and learning to read natural
How the system for children with special needs is improving
The scandal of care leavers at University left unsupported by Local Authorities
Involving children in drama – its value and its cost