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Through brain research more awareness is growing on how our children learn but we are still grappling with the means to really address the value of that research.

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I wish I had used and trusted my inner voice and instincts from the very outset of my teaching career. 

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YouPlanlt harnesses the natural ability of human learning and provides a place for its expression.

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My boy was not happy unless he was doing something that he loved.

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I've just returned from the National Future Schools Expo in Melbourne, Australia reflecting on how this impacts on our teachers' vision for the future.

Teachers teach because they love what they do and have the heart to make a difference in the life of an incredible human being.

Integrating science into your core subjects is a great way to nurture curiosity and inspire students to explore the curriculum as a way to express their learning.

Being a good thinker does not happen by accident, humans by nature are reluctant thinkers. In fact, our brain works to avoid thinking too much

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Through brain research more awareness is growing on how our children learn but we are still grappling with the means to really address the value of that research.

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Self-management means to take control of your own behaviour and well-being. It teaches us to be autonomous, aware and more responsible.

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