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Energy Drinks, Neuroscience and the Learning Experience

Essay written by Melissa Smith, Lifelong Learners curriculum developer and owner. Summary: Last year, I had a student (year 12) who in her final school exams stayed up all night cramming the night before the exam. She had left everything to the last minute and felt this was the best study option she had. Over […]

Teacher Blogs

Article written by Melissa Smith, Lifelong Learners. Tutoring services for English (all year levels) offered in Victoria Park, Perth by a qualified teacher with a BA/BEd and MEd who has in-depth experience as a tutor. Thousands of blogs are created everyday for different purposes. Some people blog to make money (I have friends who do […]

Social Media in Education for Students from 6 to 56 Years of Age

Essay written by Melissa Smith, Lifelong Learners curriculum developer and owner. Social media and education is a popular topic at the moment. To be clear, this article is focusing on the use of social media mediums as an education tool and not on cyber bullying or its prevalence in classrooms which is another topic entirely. […]

Incursions, Excursions and Battling Boring Classroom Syndrome in a Mixed Age Institution

Essay written by Melissa Smith, Lifelong Learners curriculum developer and owner. As a teacher I attend a lot of professional development sessions. Some are presented by a school (new policies, new legislation, internal moderation) and some are presented by outside groups (behaviour management strategies, diagnosis management, new course introductions). We also arrange excursions and incursions […]

NAPLAN: Lifelong Learners in The West Australian 30/4/12

Article written by Melissa Smith, Lifelong Learners. Tutoring services for English (all year levels) offered in Victoria Park, Perth by a qualified teacher with a MEd who has in-depth experience as a tutor. On the 30/4/12 Lifelong Learners was featured in The West Australian newspaper discussing the current issues surrounding NAPLAN testing. See the link […]