How social and emotional learning can help our school kids cope

Professor Helen CahillFirst came the bushfires and then came the COVID-19 pandemic. Both of these large-scale emergencies have a potentially lasting effect on Australian school children. But they also raised a lot of questions about the competing priorities our schools face. COVID-19 has raised a lot of questions about the competing priorities our schools face. [...]

By |2020-08-24T10:29:04+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Learning|0 Comments

Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed

Dr Barbara Broadway , Dr Julie Moschion and Dr Susan MéndezIt has been very clear from early on in the COVID-19 crisis that mental health issues will be one of the greatest consequences of the lockdowns and economic recession. Reports of high mental distress have doubled since the pandemic began. Around 36 per cent of [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:31:14+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons from lockdown one: Remote learning and the pressures facing working parents

As many Victorians go into a second period of lockdown with a return to remote learning for students from prep to Year 10, working parents are bracing for another period where conflicting paid-work and care-work demands must somehow be managed. Isolation and the damaging impacts of COVID-19 affect everyone, and are widening social inequalities. And [...]

By |2020-07-27T16:35:48+10:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus sparks new push for financial literacy education for Australian young people

Less than one in four young Australians have even a basic understanding of financial literacy, according to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. This lack of understanding is exacerbating the financial strain caused by COVID-19, given that many young Australians have both low and unstable levels of income. The situation [...]

Maths, reading and better nutrition: all the reasons to cook with your kids

If you’re schooling your children at home, chances are you’re very time poor. By teaching your children to cook, you could bundle up some learning while also getting dinner or lunch prepared. Teaching children to cook healthy food helps them gain knowledge and skills across a range of subjects simultaneously. The bonus is, you could [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:18:09+10:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Learning, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Helping Year 12 students stay on track

Usually, this week would have seen many students returning to school. But here in Victoria, they’re at home – after Premier Daniel Andrews announced that most students would be studying from home during their second term of the school year. For those students in their final year of high school who are already preparing for [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:58:37+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

So you’re going to school online – here are 6 ways to make the most of it

Claire Brown, Victoria University and Rannah Scamporlino, Victoria University Effective learning is a two-way process between the teacher and students, meaning both need to engage. If a student simply sits and listens to new information without engaging or applying it, it’s called passive learning. Active learning is where students engage with new learning making connections [...]

By |2020-04-24T11:09:56+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning|0 Comments

Students won’t get through all school content while learning at home: here are 3 things to prioritise

Alison Willis, University of the Sunshine Coast As children learn from home, parents are effectively running two schedules – work and school. Some children may not be able to get through all the work their school assigns in the time they have, which can leave parents feeling guilty. It’s important for parents to note they [...]

By |2020-04-24T11:10:48+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year 11 and 12: some teen support tips for parents

When high-schoolers are completing their senior years, it can feel as if the whole family is doing Year 11 or Year 12, according to clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller. Parents have a vital role in helping their teens - and that includes helping them to manage their time, energy, and stress - and to get everything [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:37:45+10:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Autism expert announced for upcoming Generation Next not-for-profit educational seminar

Dr Emma Goodall Some of the thinking styles and ways of experiencing the world that typify autistic people can create barriers to learning in traditional ways. The interplay between strengths, interests and effective learning for autistic students will be explored in an upcoming Generation Next seminar by autism consultant, teacher, blogger and published [...]

By |2019-05-06T23:29:46+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Learning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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