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Positive self-talk could be the key to improvement.
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This week Jean Flynn said private schools should be expelled from the education system. That’s like saying that people who own a Mercedes should pay more in registration. Or they shouldn’t be allowed on the road.
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The children of Australia are today's students and tomorrow's employees. And while each generation has passed through the student lifestage, Generation Z are the only ones to have done so in the 21st century.
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Using your fingers to trace maths problems can make a huge difference to how you understand and solve problems. A new study by University of Sydney shows students who trace maths problems with their f...
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By all means be excited the day your baby walks across the room to you, but don't forget that more obscure milestones might be worth celebrating too.
In Australia we can sometimes be a bit like Einstein's bees and ants, too fixated by what is on the syllabus. We can undervalue teachers and overestimate powerpoints -- not just at school, but at TAFE and university too.
The tension at times is almost palpable. Like many parents acro Australia who have a child undergoing the HSC, I've witne ed first-hand the pre ure students feel as they study like machines, juggle p...