October 8, 2019 11:19
The second Live Q&A will be on 22nd October - 8pm – 9pm, with the theme "Education".
Becky - an adoptive parent, best-selling author and former teacher will answer questions on all things Education.
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Please post your questions below.
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October 14, 2019 21:10
As new Adoptive parents, we would be grateful for any advice to help us with our 7 year old son's frequent wandering from his seat during lessons to wash hands, to sharpen pencils, to get pencils, to put tissues in bins, to get tissues etc. The wandering can be up to 4-5 times per lesson. He is not believed to have ADHD or to be dyslexic. He is playing catch up educationally, he did not attend pre-school and only attended 50% of reception and year 1. He is moving down from year 3 to year 2, where he sits well with his emotional maturity and educational level. His wandering is not just within literacy and maths lessons, the subjects he struggles most with presently, but across all lessons. He does not wander during the headmaster's lessons, but wandered during his previous teacher's and now new teachers lessons. His teachers are " checking in" frequently with him, so that he feels connected, but there has been no improvement.
October 15, 2019 14:16
Just popping on to say 'Hi' and that I'm really looking forward to answering your questions on 22nd October. Education is always a hot topic so I'm hoping it will be a busy hour on the forums that night.
Wiltshire Mum - thank you for being the first to pose a question, and such a good one. I'll be back with some ideas on 22nd - it would be great if you could log in and join the discussion.