You’re more than just an exam grade

Let me start off by saying this isn’t an article criticising teachers. I know a few teachers, and every one of them works incredibly hard! It’s also not a criticism of school’s or exams particularly. School is important. At Hoshi our students and their parents are told our rules when they join. One of these rules is if a child is not well enough to (or chooses not to) go to school, then they are not well enough to come to class.

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Walk before you can run!

It’s the one thing that all Martial Arts instructors will have seen. That student who wants to do a full out sprint before they have learned to walk. The student who already wants to train with the Black belts, despite joining the class 3 months ago. The student who speeds through every technique like The Stig in a Ferrari.

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You’re not a Kettle!

Bullying can come in all shapes and sizes. From physical hitting and pushing around, to name calling and exclusion.

The physical is a little more obvious and clear cut as bullying. The name calling and emotional bullying can be a little harder to identify and deal with. What is meant purely as a joke and what is bullying?

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Hitting Back Bullies

The following article has been shared by the kind permission of the author and comes from an external website.

Psychologist David Coleman caused controversy when he said on air that children should hit back in the playground. Here, he explains his logic
What would you say if your son or daughter comes home, telling you that there is a kid in their class who regularly pushes them, pokes them or trips them in the yard at school?

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