Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why We Need Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

Many people are unaware of the importance of the fantasy phase of a child’s development, dismissing it as irrelevant because it is ‘not real’. It is because it is not real that makes it so important, ironically. At about age … Continue reading

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Teach Kids to Sing

It was joyous to be at the ECCPA conference a couple of weekends ago in Melbourne, seeing so many enthusiastic and creative teachers, keen to do their best with their craft. Too often this enthusiasm is dampened or crushed entirely … Continue reading

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The Value of Play

One of the discussion papers presented at the EYES Conference was from the Alliance for High Quality Education in the Early Years of Schooling. It was authored by Associate Professor Jenny Jay, President ECAWA, Dr Sandra Hesterman, Executive Committee member … Continue reading

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Writing That Makes Sense

When I am not attending to Kidz-Fiz-Biz I teach English to adults (ESL). As such, I come across all manner of grammatical errors. When students reach a point of wanting to take public exams like the Cambridge series or the … Continue reading

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Your Easter Gift – De-Stress

My message for this Easter is to do yourself and your loved ones and your colleagues a favour by having a rest. Sleep! Sleep is an amazing restorative not only for the body but also the mind and spirit. All … Continue reading

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The Stress of Change

I recently moved house and as many of you will know, it is a pretty stressful experience. It was especially so for our two cats who were beside themselves for the first week and only just settling in now. I … Continue reading

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Commitment

I wonder how many of you have fallen off the wagon already in terms of your new year’s resolutions? The problem with making these resolutions is that too often we set goals that are unattainable so we set ourselves up … Continue reading

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