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Want the power to change relationships?

Want the power to change relationships?

How well do you listen to those around you…really listen that is? If we are totally honest we probably only take in 25% of what we say we listen to. And yet, we spend about 60% of our time ‘listening’ or should I say hearing…

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Preschool Literacy: Life changing

Preschool Literacy: Life changing

I have taught 4 and 5 year olds for many years. One of my most loved things to do with them was to read picture books. Every year, my goal was to read at least 1000 stories to my children. We achieved this goal and…

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What of the learner who doesn’t ‘get’ it?

What of the learner who doesn’t ‘get’ it?

This past last week I have had about a dozen people chat with me about that the fact that they didn’t ‘get’ school. They each had their own unique stories but they also had one common theme. Every person felt that they would have done better…

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Homework for preschoolers – Good idea or madness?

Homework for preschoolers – Good idea or madness?

What a find! The Daily Telegraph published an article about homework being offered to preschoolers. It seems there are a couple of early learning centres which are offering worksheets to children to fill possible gaps in learning or to help prepare their children for school….

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Love More

Love More

Two weeks ago was a one of those life-changing weeks. One of my dear friend’s baby girl who, at 46 days old, passed away. As it is with all new born babies; it was such an honour to meet this little girl. I visited Aves a…

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Ready for school – just the way we like it!

Ready for school – just the way we like it!

School readiness is one tricky subject as every child is different, developing at different rates. As such, there isn’t an exact formula. There are, however, some key developmental markers which can help to make this super important decision a little easier. Each marker, listed below,…

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Screen Time & Your Child

Screen Time & Your Child

  As teacher I am often asked about whether young people and screen time and/or technology are a good combination. Some people think the two are like oil and water and they will never mix well. Others state that they would be lost without technology…

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Want to succeed? Then measure your optimism

Want to succeed? Then measure your optimism

Over the past couple of weeks I have been asked a lot of questions about how to improve outcomes for children at school and staff at work. Both are very interesting and complex situations. There is an answer that has been tested and proved by…

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Starting School – What a ride Part 3

Starting School – What a ride Part 3

Once school is underway it’s time to get into the ‘school-life groove’. Here are a few tips which I shared with my families. They are helpful to have tucked away for when you need the ‘advantage’ point. After school has started: 1. Asking general questions…

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Starting School – What a ride Part 2

Starting School – What a ride Part 2

When the day finally arrives for your little one to start school it’s important to get a few things in order. I have taught Kindergarten for years and help hundreds of families navigate this super important day. Here are a few tips which have helped…

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