How to stay connected to students during Covid

How Teachers and Students Can Stay Connected During Coronavirus Closures

The world is in turmoil. Many countries have implemented lockdown measures to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable members of their communities. These measures include shutting down most schools in Australia.  So, just like millions of people worldwide, students are experiencing radical and unprecedented changes in their lives. They

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Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent

Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent (Especially Now!)

Having children is probably the most rewarding, yet demanding experience one can go through. Being a parent is certainly a rollercoaster of mixed emotions! From the positive feelings when your child speaks their first words, falls asleep in your arms, makes their first steps, starts school, smothers you with hugs and “I love yous”, to

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STEAM Education: Benefits And How To Apply It In Your Classroom

STEAM Education: Benefits And How To Apply It In Your Classroom

STEAM is a modern educational approach that exposes students to diverse fields and their interconnectedness, while encouraging deep thinking and meaningful research. The acronym “STEAM” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The “A” (Arts—which include liberal arts, language arts, music, design thinking, and fine arts) is a relatively new and welcome addition that

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How to Become a Memorable Teacher

How to Become a Memorable Teacher

How were things for you at school back in the day? What did it feel like at age 7, 8, 12, 14 or even 17? Did you feel in control of things around you? What are your most precious memories? Were they academic in nature?  Chances are they were memories of a sporting or cultural

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Why Play is an Essential Therapeutic Tool

Why Play is an Essential Therapeutic Tool

Neurobiology (the physical wiring of the brain) – where do we begin? This is one of my favourite topics because it is the foundation of everything – behaviour, relationships, emotions, impulse control, learning, etc. As humans, we are social animals who are wired to play in order to learn and explore the world, relationships with

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