The latest higher education rankings are out today and Australia has 6 universities in the top 100 globally.
There are so many post-secondary options and it's important that students are informed and know which university specialises in what. It is worth visiting universities in high school so that students get a feel for different universities and what they may offer an individual student. It's very inspiring and motivating for the senior years i...
Just in case you haven't seen this TED talk from 2013 it's worth a watch. Working with students every day I've seen first hand that this is true. Attitude is everything and perseverance is vital for classroom and life success.
If you want to take the Grit Scale test and see further research and Angela's book click here.
Another recent article citing Carol Dweck's work on attitude being more important than intelligence is here.
Returning to Australia after attending and presenting at the Building Learning Communities EdTech conference in Boston, USA I've never been more happy to be working in education.
The Economist's The future of learning edition last month was yet another reminder that technology has the potential to transform education but what matters is how edtech is used. It discusses the best way technology can help students is through bespoke instruction.
Holidays are a wonderful time for students to take a break, have fun, socialise (offline!) and enjoy sport and creative activities. They are also a great time to get ahead.
1. Read, read, read. Encourage reading a novel for fun over the holidays or even 2 or 3 if your child is a fast reader. With technology usage reducing the ability of students to focus this is a great way to bring back focus and have true "time out"! They could even visit t...
In this article from The Australian last month Alter discusses Steve Jobs not using technology with his kids and not allowing it in his home. He then goes on to talk about the Waldorf School of the Peninsula which "doesn’t allow iPhones, iPads, computers, etc. And 75 pe...