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Onwards And Upwards!

September 2, 2007

Scared ParentsI was flicking through the schools blog engine today and spotted a new blog… and I’m really pleased to see it. Following in the footsteps (or should that be paw-prints) of East Lothian’s ‘GuineaPigMum‘ I am delighted to let on that Perth & Kinross now has its very own ‘Random Mum‘.

Random Mum’s first post is actually a challenge to the pupils as she tries to come to grips with the impact that exterraneous influences can have on homework. I suspect that the answers will depend on the age of the person answering (and also on whether they are sitting the exams / teaching the course / or cleaning up after a messy teenager!)… but it is a question that deserves a bit of thought. How do we weigh up the impact of external factors on the nominal ‘multi-tasking’ generation? Just how conclusive is the evidence? And how do we weigh up our gut reaction that you can’t concentrate with music on… when the research suggests that classical music can have a positive impact?

Time for you to have your say… but don’t do it here… nip over to Randon Mum and say hello to a very welcome parent blogger!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. gw76248 permalink
    September 3, 2007 4:17 pm

    Hola mi amigo. Esta Texas here. One thought on multitasking pupils is to ask them to describe their own optimal study conditions then take away all the superfluous external stimulation to try an achieve that optimised environment.

    After that’s done, open a can of lager, bump up the volume on your plasma TV, show no interest in your kids and generally fail to give a crap about your kids schoolwork. Oh and to top it off then complain about the teachers and buy wee Johnny/Jenny a PSP as a treat.

    That should get results – shouldn’t it?

  2. September 3, 2007 5:39 pm

    I sense a slightly ironic taint to your musings my amigo! 😉

  3. gw76248 permalink
    September 3, 2007 9:59 pm

    That’s correctomundo my erstwhile brother. Kids can’t succeed easily if their parents/guardian/carers don’t do anything to help them.

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