As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 22 years I used to insist on silence at times when my children were working. It aids concentration and the ability to think clearly – surely this is not rocket science ?
Nowadays when I go into schools throughout the UK running my Beat Bullying – CONFIDENCE CLASSES FOR KIDS Workshop I do an exercise called The Garden of Dreams which is a visualisation exercise aimed to help the children release tension, anxiety, stress and worry and it also improves creativity, clear thinking and problem solving.
So I read with interest a recent survey backing up my common sense that silence in the classroom can boost children’s exam results, improve their self-esteem and cut down on bad behaviour, according to new research.
If your kids can’t make it to my Beat Bullying – Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop here’s the CD I recorded for them to listen to in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s the article from The Telegraph