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As Melbourne switched back into lockdown, Junior School psychologist, Mrs Sharon Turner, spoke to ABC Drive host, Rafael Epstein about tips to assist parents in making remote learning a smooth process for all.
How to get the out-of-school hours right for your child? Dean of Students, Mrs Amber Sowden writes about how to get the balance right and the best out of extracurricular activities.
“Stretch your brain so far it can never go back to its old dimensions” was one of many bits of inspiration from our latest Strathcona Centre for Learning Futures speaker, Funtrepreneur Sarah Davidson.
The events of the last year have put leaders from all industries under the spotlight, providing plenty of examples of both poor and best practice for the world to analyse. And while a global pandemic is an extraordinary event, crises and situations of extreme stress and pressure generally do reveal a lot about a person’s capacity for leadership. Leaders and organisations that have responded well are those that have stayed true to their values and mission and used these as a compass when the landscape continued to shift and change.
The future will require a high level of emotional intelligence from the workforce. Strathcona Centre for Learning Futures heard from Dr Mark Williams, Professor of Neuroscience from Macquarie University as he unpacked emotions, the power of the brain and the unique human capacity for emotional connection.
Parents have a critical role to play in encouraging healthy habits for kids that will last a lifetime, writes Kim Bate, Head of Health and Physical Education. She gives her tips for parents on supporting an active lifestyle.
“Schools must prepare students to operate in this new hybrid world, where we both work independently and collaborate in person. An education that encourages students to independently grapple with problems and think creatively, while also enabling group collaboration and community learning, will provide them with the best opportunity to thrive,” Mrs Simone Boland, Dean of Teaching and Learning says in an interview with The Australian Financial Review.
Reading is generally regarded as a Good Thing in education, and there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success, but reading for pleasure has benefits that extend far beyond literacy and comprehension skills. Beyond the academic benefits of reading, research has also shown social and emotional benefits. This paper summarises some recent research on reading for pleasure and explains how this will be supported by Game of Loans in Term 2.