Excerpts from: And after maths, we have magic tricks! Harry Potter-style lessons 'boost children's confidence'
"...children should be taught magic tricks in schools to boost their confidence and self-discipline, researchers say. A study found that an hour lesson at a 'magic school' did more good for a group of 10 to 12-year-olds than their normal 'life skills' classes. ... 'Learning magic requires self-discipline, an understanding of how other people think and an ability to entertain... unlike playing computer games, it encourages children to interact with their friends and family."
(Read the whole article at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1054671/And-maths-magic-tricks-Harry-Potter-style-lessons-boost-childrens-confidence.html)
It sounds a little experimental, but interesting. Boredom was my biggest enemy in school, so maybe it could help in that area. I say good luck! Perhaps next they can experiment with quills and quidditch before moving up to confundus charms.
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