Home and school on the same page. HOW?

Providing social and emotional learning support is the first of my six strategies for effective parent engagement, outlined in my parent engagement program for teachers.  What is social and emotional learning?  Social and emotional learning (SEL) develops the “ability to understand and manage our emotions, establish positive relationships, develop empathy for others, set and achieve goals and …

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What can we realistically expect from teachers and parents while #learning at home?

In this time of learning at home, parent engagement in their child’s learning has never been more important and schools are doing a great job of getting what students would normally be doing in school online for families to access. However, in these uncertain times, teachers operating in online learning environments and parents finding themselves …

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Cathy Quinn Educational Consultant

Homeschooling you can’t do everything- 6 important things to focus on

We have heard we have entered unprecedented times. Where parents by default may become responsible for not only early childhood education and care but teachers in their homes. Homeschooling without any professional development for them as teachers. I want to reassure you that you will not be alone teachers will be there to help. Parents …

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The Tennis School of Life

As a parent what do you think of the controversy in Australian tennis at the moment surrounding Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic. Everyone has an opinion on this with many labeling it “unaustralian”. I learnt a new word “tanking”.  It is “unaustralian” to not try your best for every shot. There is no denying that …

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