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2015 NAPLAN results: how to improve classroom achievement

Posted on 3 September 2015

The 2015 NAPLAN summary results have been released. Around 94% of Australian students are performing above the national minimum standard. If your child performed...

Why some students struggle with writing

Posted on 30 April 2015

Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each...

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10 questions to ask your child’s teacher this year

Posted on 26 March 2015

You’re well into the swing of the new school year, and your child has had some time to get to know their new teacher...

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Infographic: new research on how to become a good reader

Posted on 27 January 2015

New research shows that in order for a student to become a fluent reader, they need to read a large variety of texts (much...

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Infographic: Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader

Posted on 7 January 2015

Check out this infographic to find out where reading happens in the brain, how auditory processing is related to reading, and how to help...

The 2014 NAPLAN results are here: what you need to know

Posted on 18 September 2014

“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations...

4 strategies to work through challenges for students with learning difficulties

Posted on 7 August 2014

Students with learning difficulties often have trouble at school because they don’t have effective strategies for working through challenges.

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eSchool News Readers’ choice awards name the Fast ForWord Program as a top education technology program

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The Fast ForWord online reading programs are recognised by primary and high school educators for making the greatest impact in their schools.

An alternative to attending an Arrowsmith school in Canada

Posted on 11 June 2014

On June 1, 2014 the “60 Minutes” program on Channel 9 in Australia ran a segment about the Arrowsmith School in Canada.  The program...

Learned helplessness and self esteem

Posted on 21 May 2014

 “I can’t do it.” “I’m dumb, I’ll never be able to read.” “I can’t be bothered, it’s too hard.” “It’s too easy, I’m bored.” Have...