Linda Stade

Education Writer


February 2017

The Tough Stuff: Equipping Kids For Deep Learning

No child has ever been deeply, passionately and personally invested in a worksheet. They never have been and they never will be. Children become deeply, passionately and personally invested when they are given deep and authentic learning opportunities. Deep learning… Continue Reading →

What’s Making Teen Smoking Cool Again?

Our government has spent a fortune on community health campaigns that have saved millions in national health costs. We have taken our smoking rate from 26% in 1991 to about 10% in 2017. Amazing. However, this fantastic achievement is being… Continue Reading →

The 10 Emotional Skills Every Teen Needs To Be Taught

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 I have to admit; I’m fascinated by a toddler tantrum. I can understand why they are so distressing to parents but it is an incredible thing to watch. It doesn’t seem possible that one so small could muster that much… Continue Reading →

First Job, Second Education: Why Your Teenager Needs A Job

I got my first proper holiday job at 14. It was in the women’s clothing department of a store in the small town where I lived. I’m sure it was illegal to employ a 14 year old in Australia, but… Continue Reading →

What Makes a Successful School?

You can tell a school that is doing well. It self promotes. Staff brag and share results, parents congratulate themselves on their good choice and kids say, “Our school is the best”. The powerful thing about all this positive talk… Continue Reading →

High School…One Week Down! Now What?

Starting high school is different for different kids. Change has a strange electric charge to it. For some it sparks excitement. For others, it is utterly depleting and leaves them feeling burnt out. However, kids get through the first week… Continue Reading →

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