Sharing Our Thoughts on Education and Tutoring

Moving from Primary to Secondary Science

The progression and continuity of learning science from primary to secondary school has been an ongoing issue in Education not only in Australia but in other countries as well. Although recent improvement in the education curriculum has focused more on "bridging the...

Understanding Dyslexia

Learning to read, write and to spell almost comes naturally and easy to everyone, but not for dyslexic individuals.   Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. It can be seen as a language based learning difference, but not fully...

Using Language Creatively

Language is an important aspect of everyday  life.  We use it to communicate or interact with others by expressing our ideas, thoughts and emotions.  Effective communication through different forms of language is critical to the success of an individual, a group or...

What is LANGUAGE ARTS?

A Language Arts is the art of using language proficiently to communicate an idea.  It is a very important area in the education curriculum in which a range of skills are taught to students for them to become proficient in using the language. The posts on our Facebook...

Essentials of Student Engagement

When we see students just sitting listening to their teacher instruct, can we be really sure they are truly engaged in learning?  This is a difficult question.  Others seem attentive and motivated but they often fail to understand what teachers say and miss important...

Concept of Mathematics

Mathematics is a way of developing an understanding of the world around us.  Why do you think we have a numbering system based on ten?  Obviously having ten fingers dictated that we would have a system based on ten.  The early Greeks made observations of the world...

Developing Interest in Writing for the 21st Century

Writing is a mode of communication used for many centuries. It is a skill where we can demonstrate how we understand something.  It is one way where we can express ourselves, our thoughts and emotions.  It is also an important and a fundamental product of education....

Learning Through Play

Play is an activity where children engage in for fun and recreation.  It is an essential part of every child's life where they not only enjoy fun activities, but also explore and learn at the same time.  It has long been considered a key feature of early childhood...

Bringing Science Alive in the Primary Classroom

If you would do a survey about how children find science, almost half of them would say that the subject is either too difficult or too boring.  Many students would question the need to learn it when they cannot use it later in life. This common misconception of...

Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home

Educational development does not start at school.  It is a process that starts at home.  The "home" is the foundation where every child grows and develops to achieve their full potential.  This is where children learn their first few skills; develop trust, gain...

How iPads Have Revolutionised Learning for Children

Computers have been part of our daily lives for some time and have been a symbolic representation of our modern world today.  The evolution of computer technology has also played a very important role in the advancement of learning.  The continuous development of new...

The Thief of Time

We all know that procrastination is the thief of time, but do our high school students in years 11 and 12 realize that it can also rob them of their best potential? Year 12 in particular is an extremely stressful time with studying, career decisions, the stress of...

How to Prepare for NAPLAN

Students from Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit for NAPLAN tests (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy).  These are standard tests for the particular year level administered by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA].  The...

Learning Pods?

Whilst visiting a new student for the first time I did my usual orientation with the family to introduce my pedagogical ideas about the way children learn.   As a new business, Nepean Tutoring has had its ups and downs in terms of accommodating the influx of students...

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