9 reasons boys need to readEducation by Paul Stewart
Head of English and father Paul Stewart explains why teenage boys need to read, and offers some tips to help your son fall in love with literature.
How movement helps boys learnEducation by Jennifer L.W. Fink
Here’s how to harness your son’s fidgeting and help him learn, despite the squirm.
Homework: how to help him get it rightEducation by Harb Gill
When it comes to homework, are parents (and teachers) asking the wrong questions? Here’s why one of Australia’s top teaching and learning experts believes we need a new perspective.
Play: why your son’s learning is all fun and gamesEducation by Amelia Barrow
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. However, ELC director Amelia Barrow believes that play has a huge impact on a boy’s cognitive, social and emotional development.
How feedback can unlock your son’s learning potentialEducation by Harb Gill
Learning guru Professor John Hattie talks feedback with Harb Gill. Feedback can double the speed of learning, we are told. Yes, says learning guru Professor John Hattie, but what students need is not just any feedback but rather clear feedback about ‘where to next’. “That turns out to be the most powerful form of feedback,” […]
3 rules to spark learningEducation
In this 6-minute TED talk, chemistry teacher Ramsay Musallam explains why the true role of the educator is to cultivate curiosity.
Let them laugh and they’ll learn. 5 top tips for you.Education by Raelene Plozza
According to teacher and literacy coach Raelene Plozza, boys are a delight to teach, as long as they’re engaged in their learning. Here are her top 5 ‘secret weapons’ that have helped her win over boys in the classroom.
Is your son struggling to get back into the school routine?Education by Dr Ray Swann
The summer break is over and the new school year has started with a bang. However, if your boy started the year with more of a whimper, here’s how you can help him get his school groove back.
How to help prepare your son for PrepEducation by Bec Cavalôt
You may not be ready for your son to start school. But he’s going anyway… Here are a few top tips from the frontline experts – the prep teachers.
7 ways to sneak learning into the holidaysEducation by David Eggleston
The school year is almost over and while you want your boy to relax and have fun over the summer, you also want to make sure he doesn’t lose his learning ‘mojo’. A learning needs specialist teacher explains why fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive.