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

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

“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 for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]

Learned helplessness and self esteem

Learned helplessness and self esteem

 “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 you ever heard your child or student say something like this ? Everyone talks or thinks like this sometimes but if it happens a lot , it’s a real problem. It’s called learned helplessness.