Teachers, please keep fighting for play-based learning
In this video, Maggie Dent voices her support for the Australian teachers and educators who are trying to advocate for play-based learning, despite the pressure to implement formalised learning conditions for young children.
What it means for play to be self selected
What is play and why is it important for our children? Teacher Tom gives some insightful examples into the importance of play for children.
Handling goodbyes / separation anxiety at childcare or school
Expert tips for handling those tricky drop-offs as you help your child settle into childcare or school
Do kids still need to learn handwriting?
With iPads and computers in classrooms across the country, do kids still need to learn handwriting? Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, says they do.
Is my child ready for school?
We have shifted the goalposts in education and our expectations of children’s capacity to undertake formal learning have shifted too. Here are some tips to help you figure out whether…
What do you do if your child refuses to go to school?
ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, has some suggestions for parents dealing with school refusal.
Responding to your child’s problems at school
In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, outlines the options parents have when choosing how to respond to problems their child is having at school.
What can I do if my child has been unfairly disciplined at school?
In the school environment, there will be times when teachers feel the need to discipline your children. But, what can you do if your child says they’ve been disciplined unfairly?…
How can parents facilitate routines and schedules for kids learning at home?
K-12 Principal, Rob Walker, explains why it’s important to keep students in a routine while they’re learning at home, and suggests a few other things to keep in mind...
How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
How important are report cards?
Report cards are important, says Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, but they only paint part of the picture of how your child is progressing at school, and parents need to…