Posts Tagged ‘Karen Boyes’

Taking Responsible Risks – a key to new learning

Published on Monday, October 12th, 2020

Being able to take a risk is central to being able to be a learner in a classroom. Learning requires students to move from their comfort zone, the known, into the growth zone or the unknown. Yet for many this can be a scary prospect. In their extensive research, Prof. Art Costa and Dr Bena […]

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Exam Tips – before, during & after

Published on Monday, October 5th, 2020

Exams are approaching and while they can feel like a stressful event, here are some tips and techniques to make sure you can maximise your time and efforts. Dealing with Exam Stress If you are feeling stressed before an exam, it is likely that you are seeing a negative or bad result inside your head. […]

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Setting Yourself up for Success – your morning routine

Published on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The way you start your day can set you up for the rest of your day. This is the major premise behind Robin Sharma’s 5 am Club and many other morning routines. Personally, I have been practicing this for over a year now, and it has certainly transformed my life in a multitude of ways. […]

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Metacognition – thinking about your thinking

Published on Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Being aware of your own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others is what metacognition is about. It’s about knowing what you know and don’t know. The ability to take the balcony view, to look down upon yourself and reflect on your behaviour, ask internal questions and develop mental maps and plans […]

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Unpacking & Embedding Values and Dispositions

Published on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

“We have had the posters and logos up on the wall for two years and there has been no improvement.” These were the words of a Principal in Singapore after they had identified and displayed the new school values, dispositions and skills they wanted students to learn and adopt. Passively hoping students will learn such […]

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Mindful Activities and Practices

Published on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

There is so much talk about mindfulness lately. It is an important practice for students and adults alike, especially when teaching and promoting higher order thinking and wellbeing. So what is it? According to the Headspace website, mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged in whatever you are doing at the moment. […]

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Digital Wellbeing – Relieve the stresses of sitting at your computer all day.

Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

If you have suddenly pivoted to teaching online and are spending hours in online meetings, making videos and having screen chats you may well be finding your body is complaining. Tell-tale symptoms include: headaches back pain tension in your neck sore and tight shoulders sore bottom from sitting all day aching, tired eyes suddenly not […]

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Setting up a Learning and Study Environment at Home

Published on Saturday, April 18th, 2020

If you are learning from home via online teaching, doing some self-directed learning or studying for a test or exam, the environment you work in can make a big difference to your productivity and results. Here are some simple tips, ideas and strategies… Get organised The 6 P’s of success, Proper Planning Prevents Pretty Poor Performance are extremely relevant to at […]

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Teaching Online During Lockdown – tips and strategies for success

Published on Sunday, April 12th, 2020

We are certainly living in interesting times with COVID 19 shaking up 2020. If you are suddenly required to teach online here are some tips and strategies to make it a little easier. With students suddenly being required to learn from home it is important to remember that we are not requiring parent to be […]

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Parenting CoronaKids

Published on Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Tips and ideas to make the next few weeks work… First and foremost, if your children are home from school you are not expected to be the Teacher. You are the Parent. It is important to ensure you are clear on your role. If Teachers have set work, encourage your child to complete it. If […]

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