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My Views on NAPLAN

In terms of a change in focus for the tests, it is my dream (yes - dream - that probably tells you all you need to know about me) that they include a measure of social, emotional and resilience skills.

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Rose Pennington
How to Motivate Kids

There’s a lot of discussion about how to best motivate people to do things. There seems to be a number of incentive based motivators going on: take the child who told me that she gets $10 from her mother for every time she gets a place in a race at the athletics carnival, or the student who is given a commendation for putting rubbish in the bin.

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How To Help Kids Make Kindness A Habit

It is easy to recognise how much emphasis is placed upon material possessions, and the monetary value of what people have to give. But what about the things we can offer that don’t cost a cent, that are arguably worth more than anything you can get in the shops?

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Rose Pennington
If You Had To Be 10/10, Why Would It be?

Every morning I ask the children in my class how they’re feeling out of ten, and why. Much fun is had telling me that they’re feeling a million out of ten, or ‘ten billion trillion.’ Occasionally, they feel a five out of ten and sometimes they’re a zero.

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Rose Pennington