Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Learning

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 →

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 →

The Characteristics of Great Learners

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For me, the best moments in teaching come when a child suddenly realises that they are in charge of their learning. Grades aren’t handed down as a gift or punishment from teachers, they are a reflection of learning behaviour. This… Continue Reading →

Growing Brave Kids In A Fearful World

It’s important that we grow brave children. We want kids who are happy to take risks physically, emotionally and intellectually. There are good reasons for that….Brave kids are going to be the ones who find out early what their strengths… Continue Reading →

Sugar And Spice And Lots Of Smarts

International Women’s Day makes me think about the futures of the girls in my life. Working in a girls’ school it is only natural, We’re surrounded by them. However, it is also very personal. I have a 5-year-old niece. She… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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!

Week 1 is done. Congratulations! You got through orientation, the preparation over the holidays and then the long anticipated Day 1. Everybody is still in one piece and the unknown is now…well…it’s known! For some students this week has been… 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 →

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