Shahana Macmillan

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I am not a good mother, nor do I aspire to be

It’s a tough gig being a woman. For starters, you’re judged around whether you’re a mother or not. If you are a mother, you’re then judged around being a good one or not. I can’t do anything about being a woman and I’m four children too late to regret being a mother, but try and stop me rebelling …

Diary of a Sleep Deprived Mum

• <b>Author:</b> Claire Evans<p>Recommended by Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine as a star buy and a must have book for new mums. Diary of a Sleep Deprived Mum is written by a mum, inspired by mums and aimed at every parent suffering at the sharp end of sleep deprivation! www.diaryofasleepdeprivedmum.com<p>…

Top Tips for Toddler Tantrums

• <b>Author:</b> Gina Ford<p>Toddlers tantrums can be both embarrassing and stressful for parents. Gina Ford's <i>Top Tips for Coping with Toddler Tantrums</i> offers parents concise and effective advice on how to deal with this seemingly uncontrollable behaviour.<p>Gina's no-nonsense quick and easy parenting tips will …

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 5)

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Kinney<p><i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth</i> is the massively funny fifth title in the highly-illustrated, bestselling and award-winning <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i> series by Jeff Kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted <i>Wimpy Kid</i> fans out …

A bookseller vents about Amazon.

Amazon has done it again. As Shelf Awareness pointed out this past Saturday, Amazon has pretty much decided to see if they can crush a little more …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

Why Teaching Makes You Smarter

We tend to think of thinking as something super solitary–but as Annie Murphy Paul observes in the Brilliant Report, cognition is a two-way street.<p>How so?<p>“Students enlisted to tutor others,” Paul reports, “work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more …

Enough with the teacher bashing. It's not helping students or anyone else

"Look at you. You're so tan! Sometimes I wish I were a teacher so I could get summers off, too," a friend says to me at an Independence Day barbecue. …

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The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

How to Trigger Students' Inquiry Through Projects

There are several ways to start designing projects. One is to select among learning objectives described in the curriculum and textbooks that guide …