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DIY Edible Slime for the Home or Classroom

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 15 January 2024, 16:10 SAST
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We’ve all seen the mesmerising videos of gooey slime being squished and squeezed and shaped into all sorts of things. Those videos are great fun to watch, and making slime is a DIY-friendly project that can be done at home. But if you want to go a step further, we’ve got a DIY edible slime experiment! Hot on the heels of National Science Week, this edible slime experiment is fun for kids of all ages, and the best part is that you get to eat the colourful slime when you’re done!

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How to Make Science Fun!

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 15 January 2024, 14:05 SAST
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Science is one of the most engaging and hands-on subjects in schools, but it’s not always easy to get students on board. Science classes explore some pretty complex topics. That can be a challenge, especially for younger students, so it’s worth putting some thought into how to make science fun!

Having fun in the classroom isn’t just about keeping students interested. Research shows that having fun actually increases brain activity and releases dopamine and oxytocin. This creates a feedback loop that helps students associate learning with enjoyment and positive emotion. That’s good for class performance, and it encourages students throughout their school career and into the rest of their lives.

In this article, we’re going to explore some of our favourite ways to make science fun and encourage students to get involved!

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Why Science Is Important for Kids

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 15 January 2024, 13:50 SAST
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Science is a major part of the Australian school curriculum. As jobs and technologies shift towards science-heavy industries, we’re spending more time teaching kids about science. That’s great news for students – it means they’re being equipped with the tools they need to take on schooling and their future careers. In this article we are going to explore. why science is important for kids and some of the ways you can encourage students to get involved!

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Coping with the exam season as a member of staff

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 30 October 2023, 19:25 SAST
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As exam season edges closer, much of the focus will be on supporting your students. It is important to recognise, and accept, that exam season could also be stressful for you. You are not alone. As these teachers confess, feeling increased stress during the exam season is a common experience for staff.

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Top Tips on how to deal with teacher exam stress

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 30 October 2023, 19:20 SAST
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Exam season is here, and with that comes stress…lots of it. And it’s not just pupils who get stressed, it’s teachers too.
Many teachers feel they’re expected to perform miracles and get blamed when students don’t do as well as they – or particularly their parents – expected them to.

Acknowledging that this is a stressful time for everyone concerned is the first step; learning how to manage and deal with the stress is the next.

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EXAM STRESS - Teachers feel the heat just as much!

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 30 October 2023, 18:50 SAST
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It's normal to assume that the only human beings getting stressed out by exams are the poor pupils writing them. And that is a very good point if you think about it - they are the ones that have been studying and revising like crazy and have to deal with those trick questions and the 'going-blank-moments'. Teachers, however, feel the pressure and stress twice as much at a time.

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The following techniques can be especially effective when dealing with students exhibiting emotional and behavioural disorders:

1. Planned ignoring

Behaviours displayed to seek attention and do not pose safety risks or disrupt group functioning are best addressed through planned ignoring. This technique should never be used for aggressive behaviours. It may be necessary to teach the class to do this as well. Peer attention can be even more powerful than adult attention for some students.


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Behavioural and Social Interventions

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 28 September 2023, 16:30 SAST
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Identify characteristics of students with learning disabilities and link to descriptions of successful strategies for working with these special children.
Editor's note: For more information on each of the characteristics, as well as successful strategies, click on the links below.

Four of the most common and troublesome characteristics of learning disabled students are:

  1. Impulsivity: the tendency to jump into a situation without thinking or making a plan.
  2. Disorganization: the inability to organize the simplest of tasks.
  3. Distractibility: the inability to sustain attention appropriately.
  4. Poor memory: the inability to remember information that has been taught.

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