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Hooked on Spelling

All About Spelling Works !!! Over the last few years I have been using an excellent spelling resource that produces amazing results. That resource  is  All About Spelling. I am telling you about this program because I have noticed on different forums that parents and teachers have been concerned about the way some children are being taught spelling. This has […]

Strategies Improve Student Motivation

When it comes to learning about shares to invest and make money one of my sons reads about three related books each fortnight. This activity has been continued over approximately twelve months. This man is highly motivated. We can reasonably draw this conclusion based on his close attention when learning about the topic and his eagerness […]

NAPLAN Tips

Well here it is again-NAPLAN!  NAPLAN, for those who don’t live in Australia, is whole nation testing in Year Five, Seven and Nine in the areas of English and Math. It comes around so quickly that NAPLAN Tips is possibly the best I can offer at this time. In this article I want to take a wander down […]

High Self Esteem in Children and Adults

High Self-Esteem in Children Definition: High self -esteem is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities and an intrinsic self-respect. High self-esteem in children and adults can be diminished in many ways. Throughout life we are continuously being barraged by negative behaviours, comments and thoughts.  Peers can influence the type of person that we become […]

Is Your Child Failing Because of Executive Functioning?

Is your child failing because of executive functioning deficits? I have tested a lot of students over the years and I am still amazed at the failure rate for children who have a delay in executive functioning development. What is executive function? Executive function is a set of mental skills that helps you get things […]

What is Executive Function?

Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. If you have trouble with executive function, these things are more difficult to do. You may also […]

Anxiety in Children

                           Anxiety in children is a global problem in today’s world.  In Australia one in every four women and one in eight men suffer from this condition.  In 2008 The Australian Bureau of statistics noted out of the 2.5 million Australians aged 16–24 years, more than a quarter (26%) had a 12 month mental disorder, […]

How Poor Reading and Writing Impacts on Self-Esteem

How poor reading and writing impacts on self-esteem is rarely spoken about. We continuously discuss poor results and underestimate what happens to the student emotionally and socially. These areas are vital to the student’s future.  What is self-esteem? Self -esteem is how we feel about ourselves or the worth or the value we place on […]

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