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14 Feb 2019   The Art of Wonderment
Any educator or parent could recall times when children expressed wonderment about the world around ...
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31 Jan 2019   We believe...
We believe... Positive Education places wellbeing at the heart of our learning community. For Geelong Grammar School, this week heralds not just...
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19 Dec 2018   The Bane of Busyness
‘So how are you?’ ‘I’ve been really busy.’ ‘Oh, I know what you mean – me too.’ Being busy has become a form of social currency, and the ...
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4 Dec 2018   The Benefits of Active Constructive Responding
I love watching how young people and adults interact. It’s interesting because the age gap ...
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20 Nov 2018   Four ways to strengthen the help-seeking culture within your school
Imagine for a moment you were asked to ...
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6 Nov 2018   Six tips for self-kindness
Oh the irony! Sitting in front of the computer, trying to write a blog for World Kindness Day, and I catch my internal narrative, “Come on! It’s not d ...
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23 Oct 2018   How mindsets influence learning
Picture a parent-teacher meeting where the teacher is explaining how ‘Charlie’ has been progressing in her schoolwork...
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5 Oct 2018   World Mental Health Day at GGS
In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, the US Army War College began using the acronym VUCA to describe ...
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17 Sep 2018   The Fertile Soil – Positive Learning Environments
A boy of 13 walks into his Year 7 classroom at the start of Term 1. He is at a new school, eager to please and optimistic about what he can achieve.
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3 Sep 2018   Compassion is the radicalism of our time
Compassion – that feeling of distress at the suffering of others that is combined with the desire to alleviate it – is in short supply in the world to ...
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17 Aug 2018   Fostering a Sense of Purpose in Young People
What is the purpose of Positive Education? Many of us would likely respond that by adopting Positive Education in our own school environment, we ...
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10 Aug 2018   Technology and the Teenage Brain
What do we know about technology and teens? The answer is less straightforward than it might seem. When the issue of teens and technology is ...
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