This article was written by Tegan, one of our fabulous Expand Education Coaches 

As an Expand Education coach, and soon to be Masters of Secondary Teaching graduate, it is vital that I understand how students learn.

Three things I have learned that are fundamental in facilitating learning are;

1. Empowering students by helping them understand how to learn can change the way they view learning. If they understand how to take control and responsibility...

August 2, 2017

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.

From TED

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July 1, 2017

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...

February 6, 2017

In this Grattan Institute report released today Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning.

The report states that, "Learning, not silence, must be the end goal.

The teacher’s ambition should not necessarily be a quiet classroom, but a genuinely productive class.

The broader aims are to help students feel comfortable, be confident in their own abilities, be willing to participate and make mistakes, and be keen to challenge them...

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