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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Eleven Plus Pressure

Would you believe that research some years ago showed that dominant teachers produced dominant and aggressive children?

Would you believe that integrative and accepting behaviour among teachers produced co-operative behaviour among children?

Would you believe, although I don’t know if this has ever been formally investigated, that nurturing and caring behaviour from parents would encourage their child to want to work positively towards the eleven plus?

In the traditional do’s and don’ts of eleven plus work on papers, is it possible that some eleven plus children may be able to do extraordinary work if they feel nurtured and recognised?

Where is the punch line? Try not to punch an eleven plus child with too much pressure.

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