Blog Category: Teachers Matter

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The Teen Mask in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine about ‘Understanding Why Teens Wear a Mask and What it is[...]

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Are your problem students bad or just struggling?

This article was originally published in Teachers Matter magazine. www.spectrumeducation.com Here in Australia, there has[...]

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Show caution when implementing change

In this article forTeachers Matter, Maggie writes about changing fads in education and how we[...]

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Teaching with the teen brain in mind

Over the past 15 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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21 Things I Wish I had Known as a New Teacher

In this article for Teachers Matter (Issue 28, 2015), Maggie wrote about what she wished[...]

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8 ways to nurture friendships in our schools

“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered. ― A.A.[...]

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Bringing out the best in all students

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter about what she learned from neuro linguistic programming and how[...]

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Stop Stealing Childhood

Maggie wrote about her concerns about the push-down of formalised education into early years’ for[...]

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Creating a safe place for today’s adolescents

According to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2012, the top three concerns for young people[...]

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Keeping a balance in our classrooms

Just last week I watched a toddler massively engaged in an Ipad at an airport.[...]

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What Boys Need Most

“Boys are found everywhere, on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Bullying in Our Schools: A different perspective

“”Our world is becoming increasingly violent. Social and political initiatives everywhere are seeking to counteract[...]