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FOOD ALLERGIES ARE THE NEW “STRANGER DANGER”

FOOD ALLERGIES ARE THE NEW “STRANGER DANGER”

I was more bothered by the fact that if I said or did the wrong thing regarding these so-called “risky foods” then I would be harassed by those dreaded over-protective “helicopter parents.” I admit this now with a...

Strategies for Oppositional Kids

Strategies for Oppositional Kids

START A FRESH EVERY DAY is my favourite from the image below from @pathway2success. On this post on @lizard_learning Instagram, jem_honor wrote that her favourite strategies for helping her oppositional kids were;...

Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning

We’ve all heard the sayings, “Children should be seen and not heard”; “spare the rod, spoil the child”.  Thankfully, gone are the days where a child would cop a clip over the ear from an old-school teacher for...

The DON’TS on Managing Classroom Behaviour

The DON’TS on Managing Classroom Behaviour

Whether it’s your first day teaching a new class, or just the start of a new term or week, you can always consciously decide to modify your teaching style to change the behaviour of your students. The one major thing...

Intergenerational Learning

Intergenerational Learning

The series explores a social model called intergenerational learning; bringing kindergarten children together with the elderly at an aged care centre. Together these ‘bookend’ generations play games, compete in sports...

Screen Time for Kids

Screen Time for Kids

An Australian 2017 Child Health Poll identifies one-third of pre-schoolers and two-thirds of primary school children own their own tablet or smartphone. Based on Australian National Physical Activity and Sedentary...

Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children

Psychologists warn that Marsden’s views - especially that a child’s bullying behaviours are prompted by the victim’s ‘unlikeable’ personality traits - erode self-esteem; making children susceptible to anxiety, stress...

Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win

Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win

It might a good practice at this point to know that little eyes are always watching our behaviour too. Think for a moment. How do you react when something doesn't go right in the classroom? Do you give in immediately...

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