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blog-20140307-1Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. The days of being the person whose job it is to exclusively provide students with an education -- and nothing more -- are long over. Honestly, some will say those days never existed. I've never wavered in my belief that teachers are much more than people passing out curriculum. For some students, school is the best part of their day because it offers an escape from their life at home. As teachers, it's important for us to understand that there is so much more to students than the life they lead in class, and it is important to show interest in a student outside of the day's homework. Here are three simple things a teacher can do to connect with students and let them know there is more to school than just a report card.

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by Quenita Walrond

From the first month of life, babies show a preference for bright bold colours over light shades and tints. By 4 months of age, they are able to visually discriminate and react to the full colour spectrum, including shades and hues the way adults do. That is, they can see all colours and tell the difference from one to another. Given that children, barring any physiological issues like colour blindness or impaired vision, have a natural ability to perceive colour, as parents how do we move them to be able to match, identify, then name colours? Matching, identifying, and naming colours are separate skills that, when combined, form the educational concept “Colour Recognition”.

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Thursday, 07 November 2013 16:07

The importance of teaching your Child to Read

By Richard Francois

One of the most critical life skills a human being must possess in order to survive in the modern world is the ability to read. Being able to read opens the mind to limitless possibilities. Reading allows individuals to significantly enlighten themselves with the exploration of new words and the exchanging of ideas. It is very important that persons learn to read from an early age, in order to properly furnish themselves with the critical knowledge necessary for their personal development as literate people. The Ministry of Education (MOE) is very cognizant of the need for Guyanese to read more as it seeks to considerably raise the literacy level from its current unacceptable state. Moreover, MOE is presently putting measures in place to reverse the blight of illiteracy in Guyana through an innovative reading programme.

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