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Articles by Alan

  • Apr 02 / 2015
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Articles by Alan

 80% of What We Learn We Forget  

Teaching and learning have mostly been a cognitive process; the transfer of and the thinking about information. Cognitive theory relies on rote learning and repeated examinations for information to be retained. Relying on just the logical input and retention is very inefficient as we only remember approximately 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear. It’s only when the student interest is aroused and their imagination engaged that true and longer lasting learning takes place.Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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COMMUNICATION – Who’s Responsibility Is It Anyway? 

How often do you struggle talking to other people? Do you wonder how well they understand you or if they understand you at all? If it is the responsibility of the person doing the talking to get the message across, then how do you know the best way to communicate your message to different people? Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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Finding Physical Activities that Kids Enjoy  

We all know that families need exercise and physical activity to balance a healthy lifestyle. Without it, parents and kids become prone to many physical and emotional ailments – depression, obesity and diabetes, to name just a few. Stress has a negative effect on a family’s physical and mental health. Sport and hobbies go a long way to reversing those bad effects.   Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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A Fresh Start for 2014  

It’s not only the beginning of a new year for the students. It’s also a new beginning for teachers. A time to learn new skills and an opportunity to make teachers’ jobs easierTo achieve this, teachers need to more thoroughly understand their students including how to recognise the student’s individual learning styles and how to motivate them to learn. For decades we’ve been saying that “If a child can’t learn from the way we teach, then we need to teach the way they learn”.  Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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 As 2014 Brings Forward New Beginnings 

The 2013 school year is almost over. For some this means a new school or a new class next year. For others it means a new beginning as they enter the workforce.  Whichever the case, there will be many new uncertainties. Dealing with the expectations of parents, teachers, workmates and employers, at one level or another, will test every student as the New Year starts. New classmates, unfamiliar schools, TAFE or Universities; all with different routines and new expectations will have their own pressures. For those starting a career there will be demands of a very new type awaiting them. Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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Lessons from the “Tortoise and the Hare” 

When it comes to exam time, many students are like the hare, leaving study to the last minute and rushing for the finish line. Others are like the tortoise, who work away steadily throughout the year. Knowing your child’s preferred style can go a long way to helping them achieve more and to enjoy their school life.  Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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Happy Teachers Happy Students

Teaching is recognised to be among the most stressful of professions; greater than that of nursing and all levels of management. Over forty percent of teachers report high levels of occupational stress which attributes to the high attrition levels, especially in the early years of a career. Teacher unions and education academic surveys place the number of teachers leaving the profession within their first five years to be between 25 to 40 percent. Click on the image to read more and download a pdf….

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