Education

08 Aug: Paradoxically, prosody is very important

Most good teachers (and parents for that matter) have always known and taught, the importance of being able to read out loud, especially to an adult. This adult can then invest some time in gently guiding the excited new reader to ‘harder’ books. One of the most effective ‘yardsticks’ for…

31 Jul: Future Planning – As if Already

One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve come across in recent times, is the notion of ‘future living’ our goals and intentions. Initially, I found this whole concept very foreign and wondered if it was merely some New Age thinking that sounded good but had little application in the…

20 Jun: Senior Subject Choices

This time of the year can often be problematic and very confusing for Year 10 students, as they make major decisions about subject choices for their Higher School Certificate. Their life choices beyond school, are often dependant on the subject choices made at this critical time. Often times there is…

22 May: The Science of Smelling

How Our Sense of Smell Works The olfactory senses are part of the body’s limbic system, which is responsible for memory, emotions, and behavior. When a scent is inhaled, messages are sent to parts of the brain that are a part of the limbic system and chemicals that have direct…

16 May: Does your child really need a Fidget Spinner?

The Appeal of the Fidget Spinner Our brain has the magical ability to rewire itself. We live in the world that offers our brains instant gratification, which works just like a drug. The more instant gratification we offer our brains, the more our brains crave it. With the best of intentions,…