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Patricia Porter

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

Is your child ready for kindergarten?  Do you know how to give your child a head start on learning ? What if I told you that there are a few simple steps that you can use right now to make sure that your child is not only ready for kindergarten but that he or she

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Patricia Porter

Parents make the difference

Patricia’s 6 year old son was lively and had many friends but he didn’t like school.  Each morning he hated having to get ready for school.   Patricia checked for the usual suspects – was he being bullied? – did he dislike his teacher? – was he lazy? – but nothing seemed to fit the bill.

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Patricia Porter

How to give your child the secret ingredient to success – grit

  “Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the

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What will schools do now?
Patricia Porter

How to handle education’s ‘new normal’

The pandemic has changed how children learn.  For very good reasons on-line learning has become a ‘thing’. Most students have experienced some form of on-line learning – some for the first time.   Many teachers have had to create on-line and in-class lessons.  Parents have become more involved and engaged in children’s’ learning.  It has all

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Patricia Porter

Discover the support your child needs to succeed

I had asked the wrong question – again! I was carrying out research for the BCTF by asking groups of parents how the school could help them help their child learn.  I wanted to write a pamphlet that could be shared with all schools so that they could help parents help their kids. But the

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Patricia Porter

  How to change the world

There are many ways to change the world. You might become president of the USA, run a successful socially minded business, save the whales. To change the world you don’t need power and influence. You need to defeat ignorance. One charity defeats ignorance by using the most powerful change agent there is – woman. It

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