Blog Category: Teachers’ Help

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A letter to a 21st Century teen: 10 things I want you to know

Dear Teen, There are so many doomsayers and negative voices speaking despairingly about what’s wrong[...]

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How to fight the push down of formalised learning as a teacher

In this month’s “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors – and a staunch[...]

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Managing the elephant in the classroom: stress & anxiety

Maggie wrote for the Australian Education Reporter about what is causing anxiety and stress for[...]

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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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Secrets of Successful Teaching-Positive Schools 2016

Maggie wrote for The Positive Times of the Secrets to Successful Teaching following her presentation[...]

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Building Connectedness in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for the Positive Times about the best-kept secret to exceptional education — relationship.[...]

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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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Sensitive kids starting school

As school holidays run out faster than the water out of the bath, parents know[...]

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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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Helping Children & Teens with Transitions

Transitioning from one state of being to another is always challenging. As children and adolescents[...]

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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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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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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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Building Connectedness in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for the Positive Times about the best-kept secret to exceptional education — relationship.[...]

Motivating Students Beyond Carrot & Stick

Maggie wrote about how stickers and certificates can undermine students’ self-direction and motivation, and why influence[...]