Raising Resilient Kids: Parent Night with Sharon Witt

How can we help our kids to master the art of resilience?  It’s the question on the lips of parents everywhere in this age of social media, suicide statistics and insidious screens. With a sharp rise in mental health concerns (which have doubled in the past six years for teens), it can be difficult to … More Raising Resilient Kids: Parent Night with Sharon Witt

Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

‘The world needs all types of minds.’ –Dr. Temple Grandin Autism. It is a word that communicates so much confusion to most of us. Unless we have a specific experience with someone who is autistic or we have turned our minds to understanding the complicated reality that those on the spectrum face, we can often … More Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

With the 24-hour news cycle and our ever-increasing connectedness to unfolding events in real time, we are becoming more aware of tragedies and devastation in our world. Events such as the recent Sri Lankan bombings (rightly) horrify us and it can be tempting to seek out endless media coverage as we try to make sense … More How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying

Bullying is an emotional topic. Even the word might provoke responses of fear, anger or even helplessness. As we approach the National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence, let’s look at how we can work together to reduce these hurtful interactions in our community. Schools are the first practice ground for relationships. Pecking orders … More Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying

Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom

There is a sobering reality that has been spreading across the education sector in the past few decades. The presence of male teachers is in rapid decline, particularly in primary schools. Now down to a mere 18.3% in primary schools and 40% in secondary, this imbalance in the workforce has been causing widespread concern. Much … More Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom