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Child rights in the classroom - perspective from a teacher

CHILD RIGHTS AT SCHOOL – A TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE


I got into teaching as my way of having children around me, we had tried for years to have our own children and been unsuccessful. I wanted an all consuming job that championed the curiosity and enthusiasm of children; teaching seemed perfect. Spending time with other people’s children, my nieces especially, had shown me that learning comes in all forms…

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allied parenting, parent allies

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF ALLIED PARENTING


Power sharing Parent Allies use their privilege and power as adults to help their children get their needs met and to achieve their hopes and dreams. In a very practical way children are penalised for being children – objects are outsized, packets tricky to open, resources hard to access. Parents use their position to help a child do what they need…

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what is a parent ally

WHAT IS A PARENT ALLY?


Children are one of the last people groups who are routinely marginalised. That may seem like an extreme claim, but think about how recently you last heard someone speak plainly and in a derogatory manner about children. For me, it was last week, on Facebook. ” I don’t like children” someone contributed, quite randomly on a parenting thread. Such a…

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