Recent posts – Page 138

  • The science of human connection

    If I asked you to tell me about how you communicate with colleagues, friends and families, would you tell me about conversations, text messages or email? Communication has largely been looked at as vocabulary based, whether it is written or oral. Although we do communicate orally, there are other...

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  • Writing as Digging

    I recently read Nicola White’s blog post , ‘Stories need to be dug up, not built up’, and have been thinking about it a lot. Here’s an often-quoted passage from Stephen King’s On Writing: 'Stories are found things, like fossils in the ground… Stories are relics, part of an undiscovered pre-existing...

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  • Secondary pupils on Andy Stanton

    St. Paul's High School in Dundee recently screened Andy Stanton Meet Our Authors event to pupils in S1 and S2. Here, Learning Resources Manager Carol Moug shares the pupils' reactions to the Mr Gum books. The Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton would generally be considered too young for secondary pupils...

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  • Books – not just for reading

    I was chatting with a parent this weekend. This parent is happily reading with her 6 month old daughter. She told me how much fun it was for both of them and how well her daughter responded to the books. But as much fun as it was, she had a concern. Her baby loved to put the books in her mouth. And...

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  • Pushy Parents Put Children Off Reading

    The best way to help your child embrace reading

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  • Growing up in Scotland - What we need to do with the data

    Growing up in Scotland (GUS) is a longitudinal study which has been following families and children from infants to teens. The first birth cohort is now about 5 years old. The GUS study looks at all aspects of families and family life. The findings are interesting, and reflective of anecdotally...

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