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.
Focus vs. distraction: help your son train his brain and winEducation by Andrew Braddy
As a society, we are worse at concentration than we have ever been. But it’s something that’s worth working at: improving concentration can have some seriously positive impacts on the health and performance of our boys (and on us too).
The coach approach: a motivation method for boysEducation by Alex Sylvan
Research shows that boys are more likely to meaningfully pursue goals that they have devised themselves, rather than ones that have been written for them. It’s just one of the many reasons coaching works for boys.
Why bother teaching maths to boys?Education by Katie White
Today’s teenage boy lives in world where we pay with plastic, not cash. Where Siri can work out percentages in seconds. If he doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he just Googles it. Why would he bother learning maths?
10 easy ways to support your son’s learningEducation by David Eggleston
Learning for many of us comes naturally, but for some boys it’s not so easy.