Teacher-Librarians – The Aunty of the School

If the classroom teacher is the ‘school parent’, then the teacher librarian is an aunty. They are a caring, supportive presence in a child’s life. A person with responsibility and a high level of investment in the child, they are… Continue Reading >

How do I know if my child needs tutoring?

So, what is tutoring? Tutoring can be defined as extra assistance with schoolwork outside of the school classroom. The main purpose and outcomes of tutoring can differ greatly and really depend on the needs of the student, the desires of… Continue Reading >

Helping Your Child Write

One thing I often hear as a teacher is the difficulty of getting reluctant writers to write. Unfortunately, despite all the advances in technology, writing is still a very important skill to learn, however, for our children, writing isn’t as… Continue Reading >

Why children need to play – a teachers perspective

Being a teacher is not uncommon today to have a child in your class who is busier than you. They are at before school care at 7:30 am every morning, thrown into a range of structured activities, then into a… Continue Reading >

The things I think about when collaborating with children…

Bear with me as I muddle through this a little! You know that I spend my happy days working with children, mentoring them through a collaborative process of creating children’s picture books. It comes from a circular idea of ‘children… Continue Reading >

Expert Advice for Teaching your Child at Home

With uncertainty around how governments and schools are going to respond to Covid-19, many Australian parents are looking for help with preparing for a homeschooling or remote learning scenario. Experienced educator and Chief Learning Officer at Cluey Learning, Dr. Selina… Continue Reading >

Class Size and Teacher Quality

One of the most emotional topics when it comes to primary school education is class size. Some parents are often concerned about the size of the class and the impact that the number of children will have on their own… Continue Reading >

Helping Educational Communities Easily Track and Manage Student’s Wellbeing

With the new school year in full swing, the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown have not been forgotten and has propelled a need for improved understanding and management of mental wellbeing for students. The effects of lockdown have brought a… Continue Reading >

To Repeat your child…… or not?

As a second half of the year arises teachers continue evaluating children’s progress and it is not uncommon that during parent teacher interviews for child’s readiness to take on the next year’s curriculum may arise. Invariably   this leads to the… Continue Reading >

Why some kids unexpectedly thrived in online learning

Do you remember being a teenager and the genuine stress and anxiety that came with the return of your class photos from the school photographer? You’d perhaps forgotten those awkward snaps even being taken.  After all, anything that’s happened more… Continue Reading >