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Alternatives to self-defeating believes

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Phonological Awareness

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Attachment

 Attachment issues develop when students have had breaks from their primary caregiver, abuse, neglect, loss of a parent, or if…

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School holidays - Adult and Student bonding ideas

"I’m bored!” How many times have you heard this? It’s an innocent sounding line, but for most parents, it strikes…

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Celebrating Easter...

I can’t believe that it is Easter and almost the end of Term 1 already! Some exciting news is that…

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The Book is Mightier than the Tablet

When I look back on my studenthood I have such fond memories of being read to. I remember the memory…

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School Tours – Is it worth the trip?

For many years now, in fact probably for at least as long as many of us have been alive, schools…

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Communicating Love

How often do you tell your students by words and actions that you love them? To feel secure each student…

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Grade 12 Mathematics using Google Classroom

This year, I have been teaching for 20 years and I have to say that it has been the most…

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The FIVE Characteristics of Marist Education

The FIVE Characteristics of Marist Education – Family Spirit, Love of Work, in Mary’s way, Presence, Simplicity. The theme of…

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Are those ears an appendix?

I think we all grew up with some or other adult asking if our ears were just ornaments of if…

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The Modern Student – Do they lack certain valuable life skills?

Many educators, therapists and even parents have mentioned to me over the years that they have noticed a change in…

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The Good and Evil of Technology

Dear Marist Family,. This week, Mr Williams and I attended a Catholic Schools Principals’ meeting at which Fr Russell Pollitt…

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To Read or not to Read - Is There Really a Choice?

Once upon a time there were books, and they were cherished, and they were sought after, and they were read.…

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Should your Student be Doing Chores?

Students need chores. Age appropriate chores are important for kids! Simple chores make students: Feel needed and helpful. They teach…

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Prereading Skills - How do I support my student?

Letter sounds not names – when doing homework or discussing letters remember letters have a name Ay and a sound…

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Electronic Games and Student Aggression

With the onset of the iPad and other tablets now accessible to almost every student, we as parents and educators…

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Holiday Entertainment and Feeding Frenzy

Friday is the 1st of December and pretty much the end of the school year. As a result, your families…

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Stop the Summer Slide

By Adelle Schwark Speech and Language Therapist We all know that the world has become smaller. One of the benefits…

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Are we there yet?

I’m sure that you can all relate to the following scenario: It’s early in the morning and you have packed…

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Helping your student to improve his/her concentration

Life is very difficult for our little ones with concentration difficulties. They are often missing out on information and instructions…

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Dealing with the stress of final exams…

At this time of the year, a number of young people are writing exams at schools and universities. This results…

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The Digital Footprint and the Dangers Thereof

I have been fortunate enough to view and listen to many discussions about the effect of youth using, and possibly…

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Exercise is crucial all year round

This is the last Friday in October. No I am not kidding, next week we are in the month of…

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Using Rewards & Punishments

Rewards • Be clear about the requirements to receive a reward. It’s likely that your idea of a clean room…

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Analogue Parents - Digital Students

Dear Parents, Educationally speaking, much has been written and spoken about on the subject of Information, Communication and Technology (I.C.T.)…

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Preparing for Assessments

We are nearing that time of year again where we head into our year-end Assessments, and this can bring about…

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HELP - My student hates reading!

Do you have to beg your student to read a book? When you see other students reading books do you…

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