Bolder Leadership

Published on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

6 Key Elements to Effective Leadership Effective leadership is not only essential for the success of any organisation, it is also critical for the development of its members. As a school principal, your primary responsibility is to create an environment that fosters your students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. To do this, you must lead […]

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Making Connections by Accessing Past Knowledge

Published on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Making Connections by Accessing Past Knowledge

The human brain is a pattern maker. It is constantly searching for similarities and differences to keep you safe and to seek possibilities for creativity and innovation. It is helpful, when problem-solving, to be able to think back to the past and recall a similar situation and what you can use or adapt from that […]

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Living Your Best Life

Published on Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Living Your Best Life

There are many different quotes, proverbs, and sayings to inspire us to live our best life. One such quote comes from a revered Indian spiritual master, Sai Baba. He said, “Life is a game; play it. Life is a challenge; meet it. Life is an opportunity; capture it.” Life is a game – play it […]

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The 7 Needs of a Healthy Brain & Body – Looking After Your Brain Health when Studying

Published on Thursday, September 1st, 2022

The 7 Needs of a Healthy Brain

Maximising your study effectiveness and focus is all about optimising your brain health. If you are looking for greater clarity, improved memory and better concentration these also come down to looking after your brain health. There are 7 fundamental needs of your body and brain to optimise your study smart effectiveness. 1.Air Breathing is perhaps […]

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The Extra Benefits of Study

Published on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

How Study improves your Executive Functioning

Study is the process of learning what you need to know to pass a test or an exam. Passing the test or exam is a way to get the qualification you require to move forward in your goals and journey. Often the information learned is forgotten the next day or week as the learning focus […]

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Differentiation – supporting students as individuals and valuing student voice.

Published on Sunday, May 1st, 2022


Differentiation means tailoring the teaching and learning to meet individual student needs. It is the ability to modify and adapt within your classroom in several main areas. These include the content, process, products and the environment, as well as assessment and flexible grouping. Teachers in many countries I visit and work with are not as fortunate […]

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Your Body’s Natural Defences

Published on Friday, April 22nd, 2022

I’m in awe of the body’s ability to heal itself. Have you ever cut or scratched yourself and marvelled at how the skin knits back together? It’s like magic. Did you know that if you break a bone, the body immediately starts producing new cells to heal the damage? I’ve listened to an Aboriginal elder […]

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The Process of Genius Hour

Published on Monday, April 4th, 2022

Project-based learning through Genius Hour provides a structure to help students succeed. There are three main components to Genius Hour. Research: Students must research something. Students cannot spend time going over the information they already know. The key is learning and as a bi-product of this, learning and refining research skills. Create: Students have to […]

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Strategies to Combat Study Overwhelm, Overload and feeling Out of Control

Published on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Strategies to combat study Overwhelm, Overload and feeling Out of Control

It’s that time of year when the workload is increasing, assignments start piling up and the reality of your study habits (or not!) starts to set in. Signs that you may be in overwhelm and feeling stressed include forgetfulness, not sleeping well, the feeling of being perpetually sick, trouble concentrating and focusing, unable to stay […]

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Motivation – how to keep it this year…

Published on Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Motivation isn’t something you can have permanently. It’s something you have to keep working at and a big part of this is believing in your own ability. Creating success over and over again can be as simple as following the four areas of the success cycle. Belief Your beliefs are a combination of your experiences […]

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