Public schools in ‘state of disrepair’

Many public high schools in Australia are in such a state of disrepair that they should be bulldozed or rebuilt, an education expert says. Read on …

Feminised curriculum ‘has thrown boy out with bathwater’

Schools are failing boys because lessons have become “feminised”, says a leading academic who wants to see outdoor adventure given greater emphasis in the curriculum.

Tony Sewell, an author and director of The Learning Trust, will today a conference in London called Boys to Men: Teaching and Learning Masculinities in Schools and Colleges that boys fall behind in exams and the jobs market because teachers do not nurture male traits such as competitiveness and leadership.Read on …

Bookrapt – Children’s Literature Seminar

Bookrapt presents its 26th Annual Children’s Literature Seminar(Bookrapt is the new name for the Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association)

The 2006 seminar showcases local talent. Some of New Zealand’s (in fact the world’s) best known and loved authors and illustrators live in the Bay of Plenty.

Last year’sseminar was a sell out success (just like Eric Clapton at the MissionEstate!) so be in quick to secure a place. The Seminar will take place on Saturday August 5 2006 at the Tauranga Intermediate School Library from 8.45 a.m. and should wind up around 2.15 p.m.

Speakers:

LynleyDodd,

Sherryl Jordan,

Phyllis Johnston,

Jean Bennett,

Angie Belcher,

KimWesterskov

and Debbie Tipuna.

(Wow what a line up!)

The programme will also feature the official launch of the new name Bookrapt so come and celebrate with us!

Seminar cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

(Membership costs $20)

For a full seminar programme and enrolment form please contact Lois Rout on 07 578 4956 Email: lois.rout at xtra dot co dot nz Fax 07 578 4953

Bookrapt – Children’s Literature Seminar

Bookrapt presents its 26th Annual Children’s Literature Seminar(Bookrapt is the new name for the Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association)

The 2006 seminar showcases local talent. Some of New Zealand’s (in fact the world’s) best known and loved authors and illustrators live in the Bay of Plenty.

Last year’sseminar was a sell out success (just like Eric Clapton at the MissionEstate!) so be in quick to secure a place. The Seminar will take place on Saturday August 5 2006 at the Tauranga Intermediate School Library from 8.45 a.m. and should wind up around 2.15 p.m.

Speakers:

LynleyDodd,

Sherryl Jordan,

Phyllis Johnston,

Jean Bennett,

Angie Belcher,

KimWesterskov

and Debbie Tipuna.

(Wow what a line up!)

The programme will also feature the official launch of the new name Bookrapt so come and celebrate with us!

Seminar cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

(Membership costs $20)

For a full seminar programme and enrolment form please contact Lois Rout on 07 578 4956 Email: lois.rout at xtra dot co dot nz Fax 07 578 4953

EBD Blog is about emotional and behavioral disorders of children and youths.

In the US, this area of special education is often referred to as “emotional disturbance,” but we’re using the term EBD, as that one is more clearly discriptive and preferred by many leaders in the field. EBD Blog will also include content about related areas of disability, including autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD), and other similar topics. John Wills Lloyd and James M. Kauffman are the primary authors of EBD Blog.

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ConsumerLab.com

ConsumerLab.com, is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products. It publishes results of its tests at www.consumerlab.com — which receives nearly 2 million visits per year

ConsumerLab.com

ConsumerLab.com, is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products. It publishes results of its tests at www.consumerlab.com — which receives nearly 2 million visits per year

Storytime online

This website uses online streaming video to feature Screen Actors Guild members reading childen’s books aloud.

There are actiities to use and these can be downloaded.

Visit Storytime Online

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Should You Take Your Baby Along On Your Bicycle??

(Via the Play Library Blog)

“If you love biking, you may be particularly eager to have your young child enjoy it with you. Don’t be in too big a hurry to share the experience with your child.

In fact, NEVER carry a child under the age of 1 on your bicycle, either in a bicycle seat, a child trailer or any other carrier,” warns Debra Holtzman, an internationally recognized safety and health expert and the author of the new book, “The Safe Baby: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety (Sentient Publications, 2005).

” A baby does not have sufficient neck strength to support the weight of a helmet or to control head movement during a sudden stop. A one year old who can sit well when unsupported will have neck strong enough to support a lightweight helmet; at that point he can be carried in a child trailer or a rear-mounted seat.

Debra Holtzman’s offers a checklist of suggestions to help keep young children safe: >> More

Should You Take Your Baby Along On Your Bicycle??

(Via the Play Library Blog)

“If you love biking, you may be particularly eager to have your young child enjoy it with you. Don’t be in too big a hurry to share the experience with your child.

In fact, NEVER carry a child under the age of 1 on your bicycle, either in a bicycle seat, a child trailer or any other carrier,” warns Debra Holtzman, an internationally recognized safety and health expert and the author of the new book, “The Safe Baby: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety (Sentient Publications, 2005).

” A baby does not have sufficient neck strength to support the weight of a helmet or to control head movement during a sudden stop. A one year old who can sit well when unsupported will have neck strong enough to support a lightweight helmet; at that point he can be carried in a child trailer or a rear-mounted seat.

Debra Holtzman’s offers a checklist of suggestions to help keep young children safe: >> More