Blog Tag: Education

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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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Boys, Schools and the change that is needed

Maggie writes for Australian Education Reporter on what change is needed in our schools to[...]

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Early years education is more than child’s play

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Recently I discovered that in some states, early[...]

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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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Helping badly behaved students

Recent reports have exposed the alarming impact badly behaved students have in Australian schools, both[...]

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Coping with test-driven education in early years

In this ‘Maggie moment’ Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent shares her[...]

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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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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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Perfectionism in children

In this ‘”Maggie Moment’”, Maggie talks about the unintended phenomenon of unhealthy perfectionism and unhealthy[...]

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Stop stealing childhood in the name of education

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie passionately shares her concerns about the ‘push down’ of formalised[...]

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What’s with all the angry kids?

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. As an author and parenting educator I[...]

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The shift back to nature play – it’s happening!

Many of you know of my passionate commitment to outside play in our homes, schools[...]

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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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Sex is fun

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