The SKILL to Learn

This was a major topic in my last post, but I didn’t quite have the word count to unpack it. When people ask me “what is the most important thing for my child to learn in primary school?” this is it. Metacognition is the core of learning as it builds our self-control. Once children areContinue reading “The SKILL to Learn”

What Kids REALLY Want to Learn

Kids are humans. They want to learn about humans. Not every human, just one special one. Themselves. Today’s focus isn’t a skill from the curriculum, nor is it one you can teach in one sitting. It’s all about the incidental chats here parent educators. Once our children understand HOW they learn, sit back and watchContinue reading “What Kids REALLY Want to Learn”

Teaching QUICK Resilience

Moments to teach resilience are fleeting. They billow in quickly in a haze of emotion and before we have a second to identify WHAT is happening, WHY it is happening and what you can do as a parent, WHOOSH, it disappears. Today I gift to you, 3 strategies, tested in the classroom, backed by researchContinue reading “Teaching QUICK Resilience”

Success Criteria for Motivation

So far we have upskilled ourselves in motivation and Success Criteria separately. It is time to unpack the intertwined nature of the two and build your agency as a parent educator. Yes, you are ready! Success Criteria = the aligned perspective of achievement in a task, unit or series of lessons. Motivation = the driveContinue reading “Success Criteria for Motivation”

QUICK Behaviour Management at Home

A cup of tea after an hour of work. A biscuit after putting the baby down for a nap. A run when your partner returns home for the day. Rewards! They come in all shapes and sizes, but why are they essential for our children during isolation? In my last post, I reduced classroom motivatorsContinue reading “QUICK Behaviour Management at Home”

Remote Learning Motivation

And…we are back. It’s been a week since diving into Distance Learning Take 2. This piece aims to serve as a kick-starter, to shift us from the “I have no idea what I’m doing” parent to the “I can do this” parent educator. It’s here to prompt your thinking on ‘motivation in learning’ as IContinue reading “Remote Learning Motivation”