Linda Stade

Education Writer

Month

May 2017

Talking to Kids About Manchester

Monday night’s bombing in Manchester was beyond abhorrent. It defies comprehension that someone could plan an attack that was sure to kill children and the adults caring for them. It is always shocking when innocent people are targeted, but this… Continue Reading →

That Book Week Costume is Perfect…No Matter What!

It’s Book Week and parents all over the country are pulling together costumes for their kids. Some are relishing the opportunity to be creative, others are a bit dark at chalkies for bringing this curse down upon them. On behalf… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Boarders: The Huge Value They Add To A School

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Inside: The benefits of boarding school are not limited to the boarding students themselves. The positives that boarders bring to a school community are significant. Australian boarding schools offer an opportunity for kids from sparsely-populated rural areas to receive high… Continue Reading →

10 Positive Conversations You Can Have About ’13 Reasons Why’

Watching 13 Reasons Why I completely understood why our teens are finding it so compelling. It’s not just because it is highly controversial and adults are telling them it’s bad for them. And it’s not because of the widely condemned… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN: Is There An Upside?

If you have a child in Years 3, 5, 7, or 9, you know that it is NAPLAN week. Hopefully it isn’t causing too much stress and anxiety. It shouldn’t be. Most schools are good at keeping NAPLAN in its… Continue Reading →

Hug Like A Child

When we hug children we completely commit to the act. It is a full, heart on heart, demonstration of affection. This is partly because children hug us that way. It’s the only way they know. Adults need to be hugged… Continue Reading →

Questions to Ask Before Employing a Tutor

Tutoring is a 6 billion dollar industry in Australia and it’s growing. Over the course of the past five years the formerly niche market has grown 40%. This is a trend throughout the developed world. So what is driving a… Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean To Be Educated?

Choosing schools can be difficult for parents. As with most aspects of parenting, there is a growing obsession with getting it ‘right’. Choosing the right education is often perceived as the key to a successful life. Yet there is very… Continue Reading →

Worrying New App for Teens ‘Spotafriend’

Spotafriend is an app marketing itself as ‘only for teenagers’. Its function is to connect teens with others around them. The app works by swiping right on the pictures of those you would like to become friends with. If both… Continue Reading →

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