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Too Much Screen Time

Too Much Screen Time

Nov 16, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

Teenagers today spend too much time in front of a screen! Are you nodding your head in agreement or shaking it in despair? Are you slumping your shoulders in helplessness

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What's Your Backstory?

What’s Your Backstory?

Oct 18, 2013 in Blog, Self Esteem by Nicole Feledy

  Has anyone ever asked “what’s your story”? Maybe, you’ve heard someone say “this is my story”. Or, perhaps you’ve asked, “what’s their story?” This is a preview of What’s

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Getting Through the HSC

Getting Through the HSC

Oct 12, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

Yes the HSC is challenging. It’s meant to be. It is a test, an evaluation of what you remember, what you have understood and how well you express your ideas.

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Why Do Children Lose Interest in School?

Why Do Children Lose Interest in School?

Oct 01, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

Why do children lose interest in school and what can we, as parents and teachers, do about it? Apparently our new Federal Minister for Education, Mr Christopher Pyne wants to return

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Creative Kids Get Better Grades

Creative Kids Get Better Grades

Sep 24, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

Teachers who help students develop their innate creativity are preparing them for the future. In contrast, traditional modes of education, which focus on getting the right answer and passing exams,

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Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying

Sep 17, 2013 in Blog, Self Esteem by Nicole Feledy

Yet another teen death, Rebecca Ann Sedwick was the tragic victim of on-line bullying. Like an insidious disease that defies treatment, on-line bullying is stealing the childhood of our children.

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Just Tell Me What to Do

Just Tell Me What to Do

Jun 26, 2013 in Blog, Learning, Teaching by Nicole Feledy

Some students don’t want autonomy. They don’t want the space to be creative, they don’t want to direct their own learning and they certainly don’t want make their own decisions. Some students

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What Motivates Students?

What Motivates Students?

May 19, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

What motivates you? Is it money, praise or the opportunity to prove you’re better than than the next person? Or, is it something else? Is it an elusive determination to

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Why Does Everything in English Have to Be a Metaphor For Something?

Why Does Everything in English Have to Be a Metaphor For Something?

May 10, 2013 in Blog, Learning by Nicole Feledy

“Why does everything in English have to be a metaphor for something? Why can’t a fence be just a fence”  This question, proposed by a somewhat frustrated student, prompted the following discussion.

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Bullying Frightens Me

Bullying Frightens Me

Apr 22, 2013 in Blog, Self Esteem by Nicole Feledy

Bullying frightens me – which of course is the point. A bully wants their victim to feel powerless and alone. But that’s not the only reason I’m scared. I’m terrified

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