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Schools Need to Use #MeToo Across Curriculum

There’s a “whole lot of sensitivity” in schools about what teachers should and shouldn’t teach when it comes to the nitty-gritty of sex education, but according to Dr Melissa Kang, one thing is clear: real life examples are a gateway to discussion. Indeed the #MeToo movement is more than just a hashtag – it’s an [...]

Teachers Call For Ban On Energy Drinks

One of Britain’s leading teaching unions is calling for schools to be banned from selling energy drinks to children aged under 16 due to the large amount of caffeine they contain. The National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) is describing the drinks as “readily available legal highs” that can cause headaches and palpitations, [...]

Are Teachers Getting Bullied?

Research and discussions with teachers – at both the elementary and high school level – suggests that teachers are easy targets for bullies, that the bullying of teachers is on the rise, and that the bullying is coming from several sources. Students as Bullies. Some experts argue that student bullying of teachers is reaching epidemic proportions. [...]

By |2017-12-11T13:28:19+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Things Parents and Teachers Need to Know About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a childhood disorder that affects as many as one out of 10 children in the United States. Even though it’s fairly common, many misconceptions still persist. So here are five important things you should know if you are a parent or a teacher of a child with ADHD. 1. The [...]

By |2017-11-06T15:14:36+00:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Building Student Confidence and Self-Esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators whose ‘classrooms’ cover thousands of square kilometres, but it’s more than just a case of being able to reach isolated areas. The technology is also allowing teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as [...]

Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers

In Australia, approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help. Teachers routinely inform students that [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:47:40+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seeing The Benefits Of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

iStockphoto Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligence, that are [...]

Scientists Just Published A List Of The 50 Most Incorrectly Used Terms In Psychology

Stock Images Words are hard to get right, particularly in science. Not only do the same words mean entirely different things whether you’re using them in regular conversation or in a  scientific context (hello, "theory"), but the more we use certain words and phrases, the faster they can lose their original meaning, or [...]

By |2016-05-02T10:15:29+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

4 Sentences To Use To Cope With Parent Guilt

Shutterstock This past week we've discovered that one of my kids has been living with a significant hearing impairment for some time. I, being the attentive, in tune and observant mother that I am - had no flipping idea. I only took him to the appointment because his Dad was concerned, and the kids [...]

Resilience: The Magic Bullet

canstockphoto Resilience is the magic bullet that everyone wants to acquire – teachers want to help their children become resilient, politicians want to transform the country to make us resilient, corporates want their staff to be the best they can against all odds. Above all, parents want their children to be resilient and they, themselves, want to be resilient as they cope with the [...]