There are 9 posters in our Zone of Regulation poster pack that is inside the Lizard Learning Club PLUS Membership. Teachers can decide which ones they want to use in the classroom to suit their students for any given year.
I am ashamed to admit that I was indeed one of “those” teachers, who was definitely aware of kids having food allergies, but I certainly wasn’t too concerned about the topic.
Our spirited kids are the ones you need us the most even though they test us the most.
Thankfully, gone are the days where a child would cop a clip over the ear from an old-school teacher for perceived misdemeanours, or outrageously, misspelling a word.
The one major thing that removes the joy from teaching is, without a doubt, dealing with badly behaved students.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. The charming, heart-warming ABC series Old People’s Home for Four Year Old’s proves this adage true.
For a parent, days can feel like a barrage of sniffles and coughs, bumps and bruises – and lots and lots of tears and tantrums. And that’s just the parents! Packing school lunches with healthy snacks, begging your kid to hurry up and get dressed…no, you can’t wear your Spiderman costume to school! Breathing through the frustration in peak hour traffic. It’s a sometimes rough, but always rewarding road.
As part of our series highlighting threats to children’s welfare and the ways that we can all help our kids cope with cyberbullying, anxiety and stress, we must confront the greatest impact: youth suicide.
John Marsden’s recent comments victim-shaming children bullied at school have rightly provoked community outrage. Marsden – an award-winning children’s author and educator – has been a teacher for four decades and currently runs two schools, north of Melbourne; his words carry significant weight and connotations.
School is a valuable environment for children to learn resilience. We’ve touched on resilience previously, as a key skill that underpins how we move through the world; how we make sense of our place in it and our ability to affect positive, momentous change. As educators, we can sensitively explore adversity and building resilience in the classroom. Life is lived forwards and protecting our mental health depends on coping with inevitable change, loss and adversity; in short, resilience.