Should students be taking notes?

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In our conversations with students lately, we’ve noticed a shift in discussions around note taking. Not only do our students need encouragement and guidance in how to take notes (that is normal!) but many students are also uncertain whether they should be taking notes at all. Sometimes this is because […]

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So I’ve made a start — how do I finish?

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In our coaching sessions with our students, we talk a lot about getting started. For good reason! For many students, starting is the hardest part. Whether due to perfectionism, overwhelm, or old fashioned procrastination, the apparently simple act of sitting down to begin a piece of work can involve overcoming […]

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How to advocate for your child

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Self-advocacy (getting help or speaking up for oneself) is a key emphasis in our work with all our students.  However, there will come times for every child when they need someone else to speak up on their behalf, and in most instances that important person is going to be a […]

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10 facts about Miky

Miky Smith is the newest member of the Organising Students team – here’s 10 facts about Miky that you might be interested to learn! I have a year 10 daughter and identical twin girls who just finished year 12. The twins have both been invited to the AIS to play Volleyball […]

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Top Learning and Productivity Apps

We are frequently asked by parents for app recommendations, for anything ranging from assistive technology for neurodivergent students to more simple productivity tools.  By way of a more comprehensive answer, here is a list of digital tools that may be useful to students across a variety of spaces in school […]

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Overcoming perfectionism

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In the last blog post we defined perfectionism as the tendency to adopt unrealistic or unnecessarily high expectations about one’s standard of work, and discussed how to identify it as a problem for students.  In today’s post we’ll consider a few strategies for overcoming perfectionism. Like anything that requires changing […]

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10 facts about Jemimah

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As a new member of the Organising Students team – here’s 10 facts about Jemimah that you might be interested to learn! For a good chunk of my childhood I lived on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. My family spent so many of our weekends out on the dinghy, […]

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