Are we getting Kindy wrong?

This is my latest contribution to the Generation Next Newsletter. I read an article a week ago in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph that really hit a nerve. The article reported that ‘Fearful parents are unnecessarily sending pre-schoolers to early learning classes to give them an academic edge,’ and that ‘Some schools and teachers are also contributing to a […]

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Positive Education spreading across Australia…

This is my latest Generation Next blog post… I read with interest this week an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald by John Weekes, the headmaster of Knox Grammar. He was discussing the concept of Positive Education. Essentially, Positive Education embeds the tenets of Positive Psychology into the curriculum, both explicitly and implicitly.* Weekes says, “Our focus […]

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What can we learn about school from Roger Federer?

On Friday 4th May, I spoke at the Generation Next Seminar in Brisbane about creating a culture of genuine engagement in schools. From that talk, I’ve created a 60 second Talking Point video in which I discuss what I believe we can learn from Roger Federer about the concept of Mastery.

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Improving Academic Performance – Through Exercise

Some of you will be aware that in 2012 I will be contributed to Generation Next’s Weekly Newsletter and Blog. This is my piece from this week’s newsletter. The link between physical activity and improved physical and mental health has long been established. However there is a growing body of research that suggests that increased […]

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