Blog Category: Posts for Teachers

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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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Why stickers, treats and ‘tificates don’t work (much)

When I was an undergrad at The University of Western Australia (UWA) I did Psychology[...]

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Winning the war on hugs

In the wake of news that a WA school had given a 12-year-old girl detention[...]

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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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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

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

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Death through the Eyes of a Child

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history.[...]

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Boys Matter: Silence, Stillness and Boys

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

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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[...]

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Calming Our Students’ Lives

All parents and teachers want the best for the children in their care, we want[...]

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Hidden influences on student learning

Sometimes as teachers we scratch our head wondering why some students perform to their potential[...]

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The Real Truth About Homework

There isn’t a shred of evidence to support the widely accepted assumption that homework yields[...]

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Using Visualisation and Mental Rehearsal in the Classroom

When students turn up in your classroom they bring with them invisible inhibitors to learning.[...]

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Free Audio Collection

Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound audio tracks These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents[...]

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They Didn’t Tell Me (Poem)

When I arrived at my first school full of missionary zeal, enthusiasm and lots of[...]

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Birds and bees

On 8 October, Maggie chatted to Lisa Wilkinson from TODAY about when to chat to[...]

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Eat More Dirt!

Maggie joined Mel James in the Guestroom, on ABC Radio in Darwin to discuss how[...]

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Sex is fun

Channel 9’s TODAY Show asked Maggie to comment on Britain’s National Health Service pushing the[...]