Most of us have thought about how nice it would be to have a veggie garden, but it can be challenging to find the time to establish one. School holidays are the perfect time to start working on a family garden project.
The Survival Super Squad series of books, written by children’s author Tina Talbot, are a fun way to teach primary age children about the importance of nature for our survival and that of the planet.
The Youth Climate Strike saw millions of young people from 150 countries worldwide pour onto the streets to demand governments take emergency action on climate change.
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.
Pressure on vulnerable children to navigate tricky technological waters has generated intense debate; some parents vehemently oppose all screen-time; others endorse screen-time to prepare children for a technological future. IPads and tablets in the classroom, teaching coding to primary children; these practices highlight implicit tension between encouraging technology for learning (and tech-based jobs of the future) and awareness of too much screen-time.
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.
These are definitely TEACHER GIFT GOALS!
It’s the winter holidays, and we all want to be snuggled inside where it’s nice and warm. Even the kids can only run around outside in the cold for so long, but staying indoors for too long makes them a bit stir crazy. Here are some fun winter-themed craft activities to keep their little hands and minds busy.
Providing your students with lists of past and present tense forms and asking them to match them up is helpful. If that seems a bit boring, you can use cards and variations of the game ‘Memory’ where the past and present tense of a word make a pair.