Archive for the ‘Success’ Category

Developing a Learning Culture

Published on Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Do you have a learning culture in your classroom and school? This might seem to be a pointless question, schools are for learning. That’s what students go there for. Learning is what happens in a school. Isn’t it? Ponder this: Do your students arrive to class learning ready? Do they have note-taking tools ready? Are […]

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Ditch self-esteem and focus on self-control

Published on Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Anyone growing up in the eighties (and beyond) will have grown up in the self-esteem era. In the 1980s, psychologists showed that high self-esteem equated to high grades at school and students with lower self-esteem tended […]

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The Art & Science of Gratitude

Published on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Gratitude is the art of being thankful. The word coming from the Latin word, gratus, which means pleasing or thankful.  It is being able to show appreciation and return the kindness of others. Gratitude is about showing that you don’t take life, circumstances and people for granted. Research by Dr Martin Seligman, known as the […]

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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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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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The Future of Careers

Published on Friday, June 7th, 2019

Understanding the job market for our youth… The future is not what it used to be. I was recently asked to speak at a High School Careers day. The school had invited professionals to come and speak about their jobs, with the aim to help inspire and inform students of career choices for their future. […]

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Reading Hacks for Study Success

Published on Monday, April 29th, 2019

Reading is a key activity for learning, whether you are reading a novel, play, academic text, a text book or instructions from the Internet, kindle or a paper book. Often, the pages and pages of text can seem overwhelming. The great news is there are many ways to read different types of text. Fiction and […]

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The L3 Roadway to Success

Published on Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Whether you are studying for exams, wanting to get your drivers license or just keen to expand your skills and knowledge in an area of interest, the L3 Map of SuccessTM shows the crucial steps along the journey to success. You are in the drivers seat and following these 6R’s can ensure the journey is […]

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Goal Setting in the Primary Years

Published on Saturday, March 24th, 2018

An essential part of learners being independent and self directed is their ability to set and reflect on goals for their success. At each age and stage of schooling there are several suggested key ideas and strategies that will scaffold the learning for learners to be able to be highly efficient and proficient goal setters […]

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Setting PRO Goals

Published on Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The research is very clear: Setting goals is good for you! Having a strong set of goals improves academic performance, increases your motivation to achieve, improves self confidence, and increases your personal pride and satisfaction of the finished product. There are three main types of goals you might set at the beginning of a school […]

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