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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Creating Your Identity

Published on Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Designing your life with goals and visioning is often actioned at the beginning of the year with New Year Resolutions. Of course, this does not have to be a once a year activity and deciding to be the best you can be a constant activity. Once you have set your goals, it is a great […]

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Striving For Accuracy & Precision

Published on Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Take a moment to reflect on your current students. Do some of them rush to get their work done? Is there an unwritten belief that being the first finished is better than doing their best? Do many of them put in the minimum effort instead of working towards excellence? Are you constantly seeing sloppy mistakes? […]

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Note Taking Hacks for Study Success

Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Taking notes is not only expected by your teachers, it is essential for study success as it makes life so much easier. Before we start on ideas to make note taking and studying effective, it is important to understand the role of note taking in the learning process. Taking notes in class is not about […]

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Routines to Support and Scaffold Learning & Thinking

Published on Friday, October 4th, 2019

Visit any great classroom and you will see a series of routines in action. These routines may be procedural, instructional and/or focused on getting the best thinking from the students. Routines help to minimise distractions, add to the positive classroom flow, encourage responsibility, and can boost moral in a learning environment. They also provide a […]

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