Report highlights the connection between student wellbeing and performance

A brand new report by Educator Impact on the importance of student wellbeing states that a child's social and emotional intelligence is closely connected with their academic outcomes.

Educators and parents universally recognise that social and emotional wellbeing are crucial to overall student outcomes.  You may or may not be surprised to know that confidence plays a huge part ...

Literacy For Boys schools were best prepared for remote learning

It's no secret that boys largely have a disinterest in reading and comprehension.  It's a concern for both teachers and parents.  We can shed light on this problem and offer a solution.

LFB helps boys to engage with literacy, whether they need extra support, extension or extra motivation to read.  LFB assisted teachers in delivering key literacy skills - comprehension, spe...

Leading with Literacy – useful ideas to improve children’s literacy at school and home

Since my early days as a teacher over 20 years ago, getting students to read more, and to read with understanding, has been a personal mission. With research showing that reading for pleasure has dropped by 10% over the past four years, and that most adolescents aren't reading, how can parents and teachers help to promote a love (or at least a 'like') for reading? ...

Helping kids return to school after COVID: tips for parents and schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every facet of our lives but one aspect hit particularly hard is education.  With millions of students learning at home for the first time, it is obvious that this crisis will have flow-on effects on teaching and learning in the 2020-2021 future.  Regardless when classrooms reopen nationally or worldwide, students are at the heart of th...

Boys Don’t Read Enough: changing the non-reading mindset

How do we change the non-reading mindset for our boys?  That is,  the state of being able to read, knowing how to read, but intentionally choosing not to read.

Mountains of research show that 75% of 9- t...

Made for Boys: an online program that is targeted specifically to how boys learn

"What about the boys?" is a common theme in education circles when discussing academic achievement, particularly in English. Let's unpack why it is essential that we stop the worrying literacy trajectory for our boys as they become young men.
 

A worldwide problem

In the UK, as in other western countries, the problem with boys' literacy is...

Noticed gaps in your child’s learning since homeschooling? We offer a solution.

We hear it all the time — education is the key to success, so what options are there when your child struggles to learn to read and spell?  Homeschooling may have revealed gaps in your child's learning during this education disruption.  
 

The Problem: Gaps

More often than not, the problem doesn’t actually lie with your child. Most reading...

Literacy for Boys: NEW topics to engage your kids in literacy!

The internet is the defining technology for literacy and learning in the 21st century.  Approximately 4.5 billion individuals use the Internet (Internet World Stats, 2020).  Never in the history of civilisation have we seen a new technology adopted by so many, in so many different countries...

The School of Mum and Dad due to Coronovirus

By this Friday all schools in Australia will have closed their doors, and there's no timetable for when they might re-open.

Working parents, who may need to work and juggle childcare, will have to fill the gap.  While no-one expects them to replicate school, there is plenty of online help to avoid boredom.

Will schools provide the resources?

If your school already p...

Parent Checklist: How to support student learning at home

As schools clamber to prepare for remote learning, many parents are fearful that there will be gaps in their children's education.  Try not to let this disruption cause stress in your household. We have asked teachers for some tips and also parents who are pros at home schooling.  Here are some simple strategies for coping with this change,  to make sure that learning continues effectively.<...