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The impact of technology on our brain’s ability to learn

We live in a society powered by technology. Constant engagement with our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other internet-based technologies is swiftly becoming the norm. Research indicates that prolonged exposure to these devices is not only changing the way we work and play, it is also dramatically affecting the way we think and, as [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Winners of the School Prize Draw 2016

Over the past few weeks we've received many entries into the School Prize Draw, where schools have the chance to win some awesome tech gizmos and gadgets for their school. We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 School Prize Draw are: 1st PRIZE Boolarra Primary School, VICTORIA Are the [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Teaching for mastery

Driven by the demands of the school curriculum, the need to get through each topic in a set period can often force us to rush students through content. In an ideal world, all students would be given as much time as they need to build understanding. Mastery learning is an educational philosophy discussed [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

What can we learn from new changes to the Finnish education system?

It was recently announced that schools in Finland, a country that has often been recognised as a pioneer in the field of education, are implementing a major shift in their education system. Students from the age of 16 will no longer study individual subjects such as mathematics, English and history. Instead, they will [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Helping our children to be better sports

Play, games and sport have so many benefits for our children. Through them they learn the importance of winning and losing, as well as working together as a team and respecting both their team members and the opposition. When everyone follows the rules, everything goes well; however, this is not always the way [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Helping Our Kids to Fail

There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child’s hopes and dreams being dashed. The first time your child comes home from school in tears or with a heavy heart is an unforgettable moment. It might be because they have failed the expectations of their friends, their own standard of schoolwork or an [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

COMING SOON: New Reading Eggs and Eggspress reports

The age of big data is upon us. Educators have been using data for many years to analyse student results and see if they are meeting their academic needs, but with the advent of numerous technologies and the data that can be collected using such platforms teachers now have more sophisticated ways to monitor and report [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|2 Comments

Bouncing back: Helping our children develop resilience

I get knocked down but I get up again and again and again… There’s a never ending list of things that keeps parents awake at night. For new parents it is the nightly feeds and nappy changes, however it doesn’t end once they finally sleep the night through. Ask anyone with kids, [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Bringing the fizz back into learning

In the last few days, our friend and educationalist Dan Meyer has once again inspired us with his recent post Collective effervescence is the cost of personalized learning. This term comes from the French sociologist Émile Durkheim, and refers to the fizz or buzz that is generated from the social experience of participation. [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Violet Nicola Celebrates as Reading Eggs Lead Educator at Beverley Hills PS, VIC

Never stop learning Violet Nicola’s role at Beverley Hills is as Education support administrator, assisting teachers across IT support as well as Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs.  Add to that Mathletics & Reading Eggs Lead Educator! Originating from South Africa, working at Beverley Hills Primary is a family affair.  Her young son attends and both Violet’s parents [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|2 Comments

Welcoming Violet Nicola, Beverley Hills PS, VIC as Mathletics Lead Educator

Never stop learning Violet Nicola's role at Beverley Hills is as Education Support Administrator, supporting teachers across IT, together with numeracy and literacy programs Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs. Add to that Mathletics and Reading Eggs Lead Educator. Originating from South Africa, working at Beverley Hills Primary is a family affair.  Her young son attends and both [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome Niky Corfios, Reading Eggs Lead Educator at Beverley Hills, PS

Effort and enthusiasm as a teacher directly influences students Niky Corfios teaches at Beverley Hills Primary in Doncaster East in Victoria.  She enjoys all aspects of education from the administration framework, to mentoring and educating students, and sharing with colleagues new educational concepts and ideas. Niky has spent 25 years in teaching, with her first 12 years in South [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|2 Comments

Congrats to Mathletics Lead Educator Niky Corfios from Beverley Hills PS, VIC

Effort and enthusiasm as a teacher directly influences students Niky Corfios teaches at Beverley Hills Primary in Doncaster East in Victoria.  She enjoys all aspects of education from the administration framework, to mentoring and educating students, and sharing with colleagues new educational concepts and ideas. Niky has spent 25 years in teaching, with her first 12 years in South [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Sarah Warner energises Birdsville SS, QLD as the school’s Mathletics Lead Educator

Sarah Warner is in her first year as the teaching Principal of the small rural and remote school, Birdsville SS not far from the border between Queensland and South Australia.  Birdsville is a place described as “energising place bordered by the beautiful deserts and channel country”  She teaches students from Kindy to Year 6, having [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|2 Comments

Stimulating curiosity to enhance learning

Curiosity is born from a desire to learn for the sake of gaining new knowledge about a particular subject or idea. In contrast to rote learning practices, curiosity promotes a deeper level of understanding as it motivates a learner to think critically and engage with the material to seek out answers. Research [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|0 Comments