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School calendar in Spain. Course 2019/2020

When we are still putting the children's uniforms in the closet and taking out the flip-flops, the swimsuit to put them in the suitcase and head to our vacation destination, the different Autonomous Communities of Spain have already made public what will be the school calendar of the next course 2019/2020.
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Children who study music are better at math and English

There is nothing that makes me more excited than a child who begins to play a musical instrument. I can't help but remember (and that I was very little and I don't remember very well) when I started with the violin and the piano. I admit that my journey with these instruments has had its lights and its shadows, because starting to practice sometimes was a bit uphill.
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7 tips to remove children's fear of multiple choice tests

Academic assessment exams can be a complete headache, even through college! Compared to other evaluation methods such as exhibitions, debates or practices, there is something in written evaluations that always generates anxiety and it is precisely this feeling that makes children fail in these exams.
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When a child is always chosen last to form a group or team

It is very common that at school, the child may feel excluded at the time of teamwork, since the last is always chosen or it has to be the teacher who includes them in such group, sports and social activities . This situation often generates feelings of rejection, sadness and demotivation in these children because they think that no one wants to share with them.
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When giving a gift to teachers has become an obligation

The end of the course arrives and the debate reopens: should we give the teachers a gift? It is a very controversial issue and in which everyone has an opinion, that is why I want to express mine today, above all, because I am against this new trend, although I participate in it, and that is for me to make a gift to teachers has become a must.
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Advantages and disadvantages of choosing a Montessori school for children

More and more families are betting, or at least trying to know, what the educational system of Montessori schools is like. Schools of this type are based on the teachings of the Italian pedagogue Maria Montessori. Among the pillars of this methodology is to promote respect for children in the same way that adults are respected and to promote the innate ability of children to learn on their own, that is, autonomously.
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Gifts to teachers seen through the eyes of a teacher

In the final stretch of the course, the teachers go head first with the final evaluations, preparing the end-of-year festivals, the last excursions, minutes, reports, delivery of notes, tutorials with families ... A few totally epic weeks that are almost lived like a real adventure. Have you thought about giving gifts to your children's teachers?
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6 reasons why kids don't want to study (and what to do about it)

There are many parents who wonder why their children do not want to study. It is not easy to answer this question and the solution is not usually the same for all cases. Each child develops at a different rate; In this way, each child has different characteristics. To this is added that children grow up in different environments where the family, their peers (other children) and teachers also influence their behavior.
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Avoid these mistakes by signing your kids up for extracurricular activities

After more than 20 years of experience in the Non-Formal Education sector, also called extracurricular activities, I have been able to observe the great evolution that this part of education has developed, both in the part of the professionalization of the sector, and in the educational intention of the activities, and in the variety, novelty and research in the different proposals that are presented each year to the educational community.
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The quality that cannot be lacking in a teacher according to parents

I have been fortunate to have several great teachers throughout my school years that I will never forget. Eduardo, who was my Spanish language and philosophy teacher when I was 12 or 13 years old, forever marked my way of thinking. And it is that teachers are a guide, an inspiration, a constant and very important example for children.
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Kids who do homework with their parents get lower grades, study finds

What does it depend on whether a child achieves better or worse academic results? Some recent studies have talked about the type of diet that is established in the family home, others have mentioned the time that children dedicate to free play and / or extracurricular activities; There are also those reports that point to the teacher's empathy and, recently, the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the Ministry of Education of Asturias speak that children who do homework with their parents get worse grades.
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Does your child need an after-school activity?

Some years ago, after-school activities invaded children's lives and today they have become almost mandatory for many families with children. Due to the great demand that exists, after-school activities have multiplied and have become a big business for many companies in the sector.
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