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Holiday Homework?

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What maths should my child do during the summer holidays? Around this time of year, I’m asked this question. The answer changes by individual and by how they feel from day to day, but in most cases there’s no great need for structured maths learning to continue through holidays. “A holiday is as good as

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Wheat time-lapse – second video

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Many students have been waiting for this second time-lapse video that we made of the wheat growing in the ELC foyer. As a simple, fun learning experiment, we’ve been growing wheat at ELC for a month. It grows quite fast – we measured 25cm in 5 days – but that’s not quite fast enough to make

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Puberty – empathise with your teenager

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It’s that age and stage at which we all lose control of things a bit. When your child starts making strange decisions and overreacting to tiny things, remember: don’t take it personally, and don’t you overreact in return. In the big picture, these speed-bumps will be forgotten soon enough. Puberty varies between boys and girls,

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Wheat Timelapse Experiment – Learning is Fun

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  As a simple, fun learning experiment, we’ve been growing wheat at ELC this week. It grows quite fast – we measured 25cm in 5 days – but that’s not quite fast enough to make it very interesting to watch. So we set up an iPod to take 1 photo every 10 minutes for 4 days. When

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Psychology of Happiness for Families and Children

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[VIDEO] 20 short minutes packed with simple advice for parents to reduce stress and increase happiness for themselves and their family. Even picking just a few of these and making the small, mindful effort to implement them can make a great difference to your child’s happiness now and their prospects for the future. Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg specialises in parenting

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More Queensland Students Sit Out NAPLAN

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NAPLAN have released preliminary statistics for this year’s testing. While theoretically it’s great to have data which could be well used to help decide what actions are needed to improve outcomes at national, state, school and individual levels, our main gripes with NAPLAN remain: the many weeks schools divert from regular curriculum to ‘teach to

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Accelerated Learning Trends for Schools

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EduTech education congress has reinforced that ELC is far ahead of education trends for engaging our students effectively and efficiently in relevant accelerated learning. Ideas of personalised and accelerated learning that have been at the core of ELC since its inception were presented in professional development seminars on Making Learning Relevant in the 21st Century

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Raising an Optimistic Child

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One of the greatest expectations of educators at ELC is that they do not merely help with a direct point of need without imparting a deeper lesson; in other words, we do not ‘spoon feed’ or ‘hold a student’s hand every step of the way’ so that they might find themselves at the end of

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