Can empathy be learnt?

The answer is yes. Reading helps children develop empathy. It’s no secret that reading helps children do better at school, have better outcomes and navigate the complexities of everyday life. …

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Can reading improve mental health?

(CONTENT WARNING: Mention of mental illness, depression and anxiety) As we near the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s a good time to take stock. The pandemic has taken …

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Deaf children love reading too

I was only 18 when I began working with deaf children, but I quickly realised there was a serious lack of books they could easily access when they started learning …

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How often should we question the textbook?

I became increasingly aware there was sometimes a need to question a textbook when I volunteered in Nepal with a charity called the Mountain Trust during the summer after the …

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The perils of international education

I have worked in international education, but I am not an educator. I do not have a PGCE or any teaching experience to speak of – other than occasional classroom …

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