Secondary School Education

Submit your assignment on time – in 10 easy steps!

Each term some students struggle with submitting their assignments on time. There’s so much to consider – planning, time management and seemingly never-ending research and reading! But with a lot of planning and the same amount of effort, your teenager can ensure that they submit their assignments on time by following these 10 easy steps: …

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What are soft skills and how do they help teens succeed after school?

Last week, my daughter graduated high school. Phew! After 12 long years it is finally over! There were some days I never thought it would happen but I’m so proud that she made it. Now the fun begins – Schoolies celebrations and parties, and for my daughter, the beginning of a gap year. Many teens …

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How to make modern education more meaningful.

What is a ‘modern’ education? For the students of today, a ‘modern’ education revolves around technology – plain and simple. From a very young age, even in preschool, children are exposed to some form of technology and begin to learn the skills that they need to use computers, I-pads and the like. However, I would …

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Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned – Mark Twain

Take a moment to think about this famous quote. Consider your own schooling – what did you learn that you don’t use anymore? Do you find yourself doing things differently to how you were taught in school? For me, personally, the processes and skills I learned in school have become embedded in everyday practice – …

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5 Tips to Start the School Year Off On the Right Foot

I love this time of year, don’t you? The smell of new books, the excitement of shopping for new school clothes or uniforms, packing your bag for the first day. While these are all positive feelings associated with getting ready for a new school year, sometimes the start of school can cause anxiety, for both …

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10 Ways to Foster Intrinsic Motivation in Teenagers

As a teacher I was often asked, ‘What makes a good student?’ My answer was simple: A good student is someone that shows up to class, listens, does their schoolwork and asks for help when they need it. The best students, in my opinion were motivated to help themselves. They weren’t necessarily the most academic …

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5 Self-Care Tips for Teachers

Teaching can be a demanding and stressful profession, so it’s crucial for teachers to prioritize self-care to maintain their well-being and effectiveness in the classroom. As teachers in the northern hemisphere look to return to school in about a month’s time, we continue our blog theme for teachers with this post: 5 Self-Care Tips for …

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Create Better Lessons

Teachers are busy people – they don’t always have time for themselves, let alone trying to plan lessons around their home commitments, children, pets or partner! So, any resources out there to help them can only be a good thing, right? Sometimes these resources are out-of-the-box and this is fine for most subjects. But there …

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Five Reasons Why Kids Should Still Study Shakespeare (Even if Only a Little!)

This morning, I received a book that I ordered online, ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ by Charles and Mary Lamb. Written by brother and sister and originally published in 1807, it is a retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays in language and form accessible to young readers. As Charles and Mary wrote in the Preface, …

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The 5 Things Governments Can Do to Address the Global Teacher Shortage.

The global teacher shortage is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach. However, speaking from experience, the Number 1 reason why I left the physical classroom is – bad behaviour. Violence is a HUGE problem in schools around the world and it’s only getting worse. That’s why I’m starting this blog post with the …

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Small Group vs One-to-One Classes Online – Which is Better?

Small group classes and one-to-one classes both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on the specific context and learning goals. One-to-One Classes for Online Learning One-to-one classes are typically tailored to the individual needs of the learner and can be highly personalized. For example, at Voyager School we offer ‘assignment planning help‘ classes at AUD$50 …

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