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Moving On Up – transitioning to Year 7 or a new school

Starting high school is a big deal.  In most cases, children are entering a new school environment and community, walking into a cohort where half their fellow students are adult-sized!  For an 11 or 12-year-old making the leap, the prospect can be exciting and daunting.  And with past school interruptions thrown into the mix, we need to look at ways to make that transition a little easier.<...

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8 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Reading Level

Every parent knows that academic success is anchored around literacy.  School disruptions have meant that too many children have fallen behind in their reading skills.  Bringing them up to speed is incredibly important ~ for ALL learners, not just those who are struggling.

These 8 tips reveal the best practices teachers use themselves – derived from Tanya’s two decades of teaching an...

Start the school year fresh with a new study space

With school students soon heading back into the classrooms and teenagers preparing for ATAR, now is the time to make sure their study environment is inviting them to learn in 2022! Even if there is a delayed school start due to the Omicron wave, it's still a great idea to prepare for the school year.  Let's look at 4 simple ways to get your kids ready for the school year.

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Increase Learner Engagement with the Power of Video!

Did you know, it’s estimated that one minute of online video equates to approximately 1.8 million written words? (Forester Research)  In addition, 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in th...

“Me, write?” Teaching written language to boys

To be able to write well, boys must be able to read.  Reading exposes boys to the language of writing.  Boys are reluctant to write because it is a really complex activity that they have to learn.  As parents and teachers, we need to employ strategies that encourage boys' interest in the writing process.

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6 Strategies to Get Kids Reading

This generation are growing up with smartphones and tablets in their hands - they are skillful swipers, proficient pinchers and talented texters.  Yet..... what does this mean for literacy?  How can we ensure that our children become literate in the midst of technology?

The road to literacy has never been smooth sailing, but now there is the added challenge of digital distracti...

Data-Driven Learning With Lexplore & LFB

Data-Driven Learning With Lexplore & LFB

New technology helping children with reading and writing can be game-changing for education outcomes. 

Literacy For Boys has teamed up with ed-tech company Lexplore in a webinar exploring the importance of data-driven learning technology and how it can improve student literacy.

Joseph Ghaly, Lexplore Australia & New Zealand CEO...

How to Pick the Right School

With 2022 approaching, you might be looking a choosing a new school for your child or children.  Parents shouldn't always look at the well-resourced, glossy exteriors but instead consider the behavioural standards if they want to give their children a head start on their future career.

Gearing up for Term 4: How to Maximise Student Engagement

The end of the school year is approaching and it can be a tough time where some students may be starting to mentally check out.

While it’s been another tricky year, our students have risen to the occasion. Even so, many students (and teachers) may be ready for the school year to be over.  Today's article will provide teachers, parents, and students with concrete advice and tips...

Get ahead of Assessments and Tests

Get ahead of Assessments and Tests

Exams can send the stress-o-meter sky high for families.  Here are some ways to help children when it comes to studying for an exam, quiz or completing assignments.  Let's also look at how to simplify homework and address the signs of stress in students who experience exam-related anxiety.

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