Solving school stress and strife
In a social media-fixated world, the pressures of being young are greater than ever – but a new book by two Tipperary teachers aims to make it easier for teenage girls to navigate the thicket of troubles at school
Talking to teacher Siobhán Hackett, the anxieties of the schoolgirl me resolve themselves with striking retrospective clarity. I was copying the studying techniques of my A+ sister, a read-write learner who was well suited to the academic system, but I was struggling to remember everything as her photographic memory did. It’s obvious now that I was a kinesthetic learner (someone who learns through movement); the Shakespearean soliloquies, Hackett advises, would have been committed to memory...
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