Linda Stade

Education Writer

Year

2016

50+ Ways to Get Your Teen Off Their Device and Into Holidays

  The summer holidays pose a real challenge for some parents in terms of getting kids off the couch. It is relatively easy to get young kids out to play, but teenagers are a bit more difficult. When teenagers are… Continue Reading →

What Teachers Do With All Those Holidays

Contrary to popular kid mythology, teachers don’t stay at school over the holidays. Well, I presume that’s what kids think because when you do see a child while you’re out in the real world they are truly shocked. The wonder… Continue Reading →

What Girls Want

Girls want things to be fair. Girls want good relationships. Girls want clear communication. A recent student forum held at Santa Maria College into how teenage girls want to learn revealed that there aren’t too many differences between what they… Continue Reading →

How To Build The Relationship That Helps Build Your Child

A child’s relationship with their teacher is fundamental to their success at school. In early years education it helps form their attitude to schooling. In adolescence, it impacts strongly on whether they see themselves as having an academic future. It… Continue Reading →

Parents And Social Media 

Generation X have taken to Facebook like ducks to water. Unfortunately, this gives us a false sense of security about our expertise with social media. You may be all over Facebook, but do you know how to use SnapChat? Did… Continue Reading →

The Death of Male Teachers

Most people remember at least some of their teachers from primary school. I remember every single one. They had a huge effect on me. They’re probably the reason I became a teacher. My favourite was Mr Romeo. He taught me… Continue Reading →

Talking to Kids About Las Vegas

The horror in Las Vegas is beyond belief. It defies logic and so trying to make sense of it is pointless. We can only feel it. I don’t see a lot of use in entering any comment on gun laws… Continue Reading →

How To Help Kids To Break the Frustration Barrier

On Sunday I did an art workshop. It was an unusual decision given that I have very little experience or talent. In fact, I’m an absolute beginner. When I sat down to my blank canvas the challenge mocked me and… Continue Reading →

5 Powerful Ways to Build Resilience in Kids

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Resilience is the ‘it’ word of the decade when it comes to kids and their wellbeing. And so it should be. In the past we have focused on problems one at a time. Drugs, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, cyber-safety, alcohol…we’ve… Continue Reading →

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Final Exams

If you have a child who is starting their final exams in the next couple of weeks, you might be feeling a bit stressed. You have supported your child through their whole school life and now they have to pull… Continue Reading →

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