Author Archives: Kidz-Fiz-Biz

About Kidz-Fiz-Biz

Marlene Rattigan is teacher in Early Childhood & of English as a Second Language & from 1987-2000 was an accredited fitness leader.

Ubuntu

I came across this term recently in an article by Carolyn Tate (https://carolyntate.co – The Purpose Project). Since then I have seen the concept referenced elsewhere in different guises. It seems appropriate at the moment so I am reproducing this … Continue reading

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What is a Teacher?

The following article appeared in Sylvia Marina’s latest newsletter. I liked it so much I’m sharing part of it here, with permission. “What defines a teacher? A teacher is an awakener, an influencer, a sharer of experience and knowledge, a … Continue reading

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The Bliss of Solitude

I have recently returned from a week’s hike in Tasmania – the Cradle Mountain Overland Track – and it was extraordinary, for many reasons. (Lucky I went when I did as now the borders are closed.) What struck me most … Continue reading

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Let It Go

At this time of year when we can feel somewhat overwhelmed by all our obligations, we often start thinking, or hoping, that next year will be better. I think it is more valuable to just let everything go. Let go … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Music

Recently I read another report (thanks to the guys at Welcome to Music) about the benefits of music education for children. This was written by Tom Barnes on 17th February 2015 and appeared in http://www.mic.com. He cites many sources of … Continue reading

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Technology and Kids

My favorite piece of equipment is my iphone. I just love the convenience of it, the fact that I can get my emails on it, contact friends, especially those overseas, via facebook, Whatsapp and WeChat, not to mention all the … Continue reading

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Music AND Movement

When children are in the music class, or doing a music activity in the classroom, the class often includes movement, the purpose of which is either to teach a musical outcome like beat or tempo or for the affective aspect … Continue reading

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