Posted by Norman Bailey.
Inclusion is not about getting children to fit in, it's about helping each child feel that they belong. Creating an
inclusive climate in the classroom helps refugee children to settle and feel
welcome and valued. 1. Bring other cultures into the classroomIt’s
good idea to ensure your pupils learn something about the countries and the cultural
background their classmates come from.
This encourages discussion about moving home, cultural diversity and
sees all children as resources for le...
Posted by Norman Bailey. Posted In : Storytelling
Because it saved my life. Or at least helped me get the life I truly wanted, rather th...
When I say 'I'm a
singing teacher' many people reply, “I can't sing!”
Now I'd have thought
that would have been my perfect in. But no. For so many people
their sheer terror at the thought of using their voice effectively, joyfully
and confidently is something they'd rather not contemplate.
I've been out and
about promoting The Love singing method recently, so I've
had the opportunity to talk face-to-face with people who haven't
fully embraced the joys of singing. What's even sadder was...
Posted by Norman Bailey. Posted In : Voice Works
Posted by Norman Bailey. Posted In : Libraries
So does putting reading in the 'for pleasure' category get boys into reading?
I've never been a big fan of the 'Reading For Joy' movement. So I was really pleased when figure published this week showed that the 'Reading for Pleasure' drive is beginning to bear fruit. When I heard this my first reaction was, Reading for pleasure' when did that happen. The last I heard it was called 'Reading of Joy'. I'm sure there more to this than changing a word but does this have something to do with...
As thing stand the u...
Being a theatre director I will be following, with interest, the recent developments on the National Theatre’s London production of War Horse.
Five musicians have failed to win a High Court order against the National Theatre (NT) after being made redundant from the West End production and replaced by a prerecorded soundtrack.
The NT said the decision to cut live music from the show was made for artistic and financial reasons. Very interesting! War Horse is one of the National's most success...
Posted by Norman Bailey. Posted In : Theatre
How many time have you thrown your hands up and said, "I give up"?
For many people, those who care about positive child development, giving up isn't an option. Think about how your life would be if you had no access to the written word. This is a reality for many people. For some it's a physiological issue other it's psychological. There are also those who by not understanding the importance of reading never bother to develop the skill sufficiently. Until it's too late.So what does it ...
Posted by Norman Bailey. Posted In : Creativity