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Archive for September 2010


Ofsted report on special education in the UK: JKP authors offer views from parents and professionals

Ellen Power and Richard Hanks respond to Ofsted report

Today, we offer perspectives from two JKP authors on yesterday’s Ofsted* report, titled ‘special educational needs and disability review: a statement is not enough’. A Parent’s Perspective… Ellen Power is a parent of two children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and author of the new book, Guerrilla Mum: Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle. Below is

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Richard Hanks on Common SENse: How Mainstream Teachers Can Maximise Existing Skills to Support Special Educational Needs

Richard Hanks

Richard Hanks is a former Headteacher and has extensive experience of working with children with special needs. Here, he answers some questions about his new book, Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom: How Teachers Can Maximise Existing Skills to Support Special Educational Needs – out today. Tell us about this project and how you compiled

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Vanessa Rogers on Cyberbullying – Part 3: How parents and teachers can help prevent cyberbullying

This week, we’re featuring an interview series with Vanessa Rogers, an experienced and highly regarded teacher and youth worker, and author of the recent book, Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World. Today, Vanessa discusses why engaging with social technology can help parents and teachers prevent cyberbullying. It

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Vanessa Rogers on Cyberbullying – Part 2: How to tell when a young person is being cyberbullied

Cyberbullying

This week, we’re featuring an interview series with Vanessa Rogers, an experienced and highly regarded teacher and youth worker, and author of the recent book, Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World. Today, Vanessa discusses how to tell when a young person is being cyberbullied. As with any

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JKP author Lucy Whitman speaks at the ‘Unfettering the Imagination’ Dementia Conference

Posted on September 13th, 2010 in Dementia, JKP news, Social work & social care
Telling Tales About Dementia

Lucy Whitman – editor of the JKP book, Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring – spoke at the third annual ‘Unfettering the Imagination’ dementia conference in London on 9th September, which aimed to examine some of the contextual issues surrounding psychosocial practice in dementia care, and to showcase examples of best practice, projects and

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Vanessa Rogers on Cyberbullying – Part 1: What is different about cyberbullying?

Vanessa Rogers

This week, we’ll be featuring an interview series with Vanessa Rogers, an experienced and highly regarded teacher and youth worker, and author of the recent book, Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World. Today, Vanessa explains how cyberbullying is different from other kinds of bullying. While it is certainly true that

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Workshop: ‘Healing, Yijing, and Cultivation’ with Master Wu

Master Wu 2

This weekend, Singing Dragon author Master Zhongxian Wu will be holding a workshop on ‘Healing, Yijing, and Cultivation’ in Stockholm, Sweden, 11-12 September. Learn more about this workshop. Master Wu has devoted himself to the study of Qigong, martial arts, Chinese medicine, Yijing science, Chinese calligraphy, and ancient chinese music for over 30 years. He

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Help children set goals with this sample activity from Deborah M. Plummer’s latest workbook

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

School is back in full swing this week, and with it come new challenges for students – especially those who have difficulty coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Today we’re offering readers a sample activity from Deborah M. Plummer‘s new workbook, Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety: A Photocopiable Activities Book, which teachers –

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Interview with Paul Cooper – Part 4: The Innovative Learning for All series

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Education
Paul Cooper

“Whilst the books are driven by a vision of what the educational experience of students should be, they are also driven by an evidence based analysis of what we actually know about the actual day to day experience of students and their educators.”

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Interview with Paul Cooper – Part 3: The pros and cons of academies and free schools for students with SEBD

Posted on September 1st, 2010 in Education
Paul Cooper

“The history of educational policy ‘innovation’ tells us that the most vulnerable and at risk pupils are often ignored or, at best dealt with as an afterthought.”

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