10 Principles for Effective Teaching

10 Principles for Effective Teaching

The Australian Society for Evidence Based Teaching posted a article by Shaun Killian He discusses 10 evidence based principles of effective teaching, so we thought we would share. Principle 1: Care about helping your kids to do the best that they can Principle 2:...
Bringing a Dog to school

Bringing a Dog to school

When our children were in their early years at primary school, their teacher had her  beautiful chocolate Labrador, Cleo, in class each day. Cleo loved it and she was loved  and adored by all of the children, who read to her and snuggled in. Recently, I was at another...
Count the apples!

Count the apples!

Today I was reminded how important small gestures can be… a kind word, a bit of praise, knowledge shared. As teachers, as parents, as friends, as people, we cannot underestimate the effect that we have on others. Here is the FISH! Philosophy in action, as shared...
Meditation instead of Detention

Meditation instead of Detention

We recently came across this article from Upworthy.com – “This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.”   It’s worth a read. Click here to read the article Back in 2014 when out television series...