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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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How to get your teenager to read more books

Getting your teenager to read more books can be a rewarding endeavour that fosters their intellectual growth and love for literature. Here are some strategies to encourage them to read more: Lead by Example: Show your teenager that you value reading by setting a good example. Read books, magazines, or other reading materials yourself, and …

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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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The 5 Best Ways to Create Lessons for Kids with ADHD

My daughter has ADHD, recently diagnosed this year. In a way, I’ve always known that she might have it, even as a child. But as a parent, we often put our heads in the sand about learning disabilities – not wanting our child to be labelled. So we battled on for years and she did …

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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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3 Reasons Why Teenagers Should Study History

History is my favourite subject – there, I said it. Everywhere you look at the moment, there’s something in the news that relates to history. We can’t escape it – it’s in every world event lately – splashed all over the internet and social media. Take the war in Ukraine, for example. If you had …

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Homeschool Parents – Here are 45 Geography General Knowledge Questions you can Quiz your Kids On!

In my previous post, I touched on the importance of teaching your children to be better global citizens. Knowing their world is an important part of this process, so to that end, I have provided a great Geography Quiz for you to try at home. It’s an improved and corrected version from one provided by …

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The Benefits of Reading for Teenagers

Reading has numerous benefits for teenagers. It can improve their vocabulary and language skills, enhance their communication abilities, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world. Reading also has the potential to improve focus and concentration, as well as reduce stress and promote relaxation. Additionally, reading can be a fun and enjoyable activity that …

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