Tag Archives: social behaviour

Observing the unborn baby

There is this brilliant book I pick up from time to time and read with great interest (Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional Sociocultural and Brain Development, by Graham Music). I was going to read about mirror neurons and got … Continue reading

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Louise Porter

Have I mentioned how wonderful this resource is? DVD Resource* Guiding children’s behaviour (2008, Small Poppies International) This live recording presents the differences between guidance and the use of controls, offers alternatives to rewards, presents methods for guiding children when … Continue reading

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Sistema Aotearoa

Have I mentioned Sistema Aotearoa? They’re pretty awesome: http://apo.co.nz/sistema-aotearoa

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A classroom that avoids punishment as a learning tool

After describing some of her worse teacher moments telling children off for their mess (beautifully and reassuringly described, as might be expected from her), Vivian Gussin Paley offers her thoughts on teacher intervention in disruptive play: She first discusses how a … Continue reading

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Manners make us human

Valerie Curtis “argue[s] that, far from being an old-fashioned set of rules about which fork to use, manners are so important that they should be up there with fire and the invention of language as a prime candidate for what … Continue reading

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