A simple daily checklist for coping with social distancing

A lot of us are now socially distancing. The good news is that it is working and everything you are doing is helping us to slow the spread of Coronavirus. But I understand it is tough. There are a lot of ideas out there on the web to help you and your family during thisContinue reading “A simple daily checklist for coping with social distancing”

Relational Aggression. What is it? How can you help your child?

What is it? Relational Aggression has been used as a term for over 25 years to describe behaviours that intend to damage or injure social relationships. Professor Nicki Crick was at the forefront of a lot of research around aggression and she noted that, while research showed that boys tended to engage in more aggressiveContinue reading “Relational Aggression. What is it? How can you help your child?”

Coping With NAPLAN

This week NAPLAN starts in Victoria. These tests are sat to “provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals about student achievement which can be used to inform teaching and learning programs.” However, more often than not, they cause a huge amount of stress for said students, parents, teachers and principals. So, what’s the keyContinue reading “Coping With NAPLAN”

Getting to Know Your New Class

It’s that time of year again!! Schools are starting over the next few days. What do you do to get to know your class? Here are some fun ideas I use in therapy: A game of Two Truths and a Lie. Everyone has to come up with two things about themselves, and one lie. EveryoneContinue reading “Getting to Know Your New Class”

Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Levels 3-6

The final part of our series of ideas to make your classroom more emotionally literate. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’ that students are expected to meet.Continue reading “Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Levels 3-6”

Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Level 1 & 2

This is part 2 of a series focusing on how to support emotional development, resilience and relationships in the everyday classroom. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’Continue reading “Emotionally Literate Classrooms: Level 1 & 2”

Having an Emotionally Literate Classroom

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets out what students are expected to learn across all year levels from Prep to Grade 10. Alongside the Learning Areas, this curriculum also identifies 4 ‘Capabilities’ that students are expected to meet. These are: Critical and Creative Thinking Ethical Intercultural Personal and Social The area of PersonalContinue reading “Having an Emotionally Literate Classroom”