Linda Stade

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What Is The Most Important Factor In Your Child’s Education?

Polished shoes. Wonky pigtails. A school bag nearly as big as her. The first day of the school year was sparking with nervous energy in those days. There were photos and big, last-grasp cuddles and reassuring little nods of the… Continue Reading →

Giving Kids The Skills To Be Creative Thinking World Changers

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso Creativity is the way we move forward personally and as a society. It is the way we show our souls and… Continue Reading →

The 20% of Kids Who Just Aren’t Learning

When we think about disengaged students, our minds usually run to the class clown or the violent bully. We imagine back stories that are full of abuse and neglect. However, research shows that the reality is quite different. At any… Continue Reading →

What Happens When You Digitally Drench Kids?

Today the average Australian household has 12 Internet enabled devices. We have invited this technology into our homes, our workplaces and our schools and as yet it is unregulated. It hasn’t been possible to study long term effects because…there has… Continue Reading →

The Power of Consistency in a Now, Now, Now World

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If you had to identify one thing that distinguishes this generation of teens from all those before it, I think it would be their belief in the power of now. They are the generation of instant gratification. If you want… 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 →

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 →

How To Help Kids To Break the Frustration Barrier

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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 →

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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