Phew… I’m exhausted!!!

I was sitting here looking for inspiration when I realised… I’m exhausted. I’m Liz Dunoon. I’ve got three children, (one which I just dropped at footy training), two dogs (that need feeding), a husband, aging parents (one with dementia) and a full-time job, (which I love by the way). It...
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13 Common test and exam accommodations for students with Specific Learning Difficulties

Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties are often eligible for reasonable adjustments and/or accommodations during exams in line with their learning difference. Firstly, what is an accommodation? An accommodation An accommodation refers to any assistance that enables your child to access the grade appropriate curriculum. Today we are going to focus...
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Another Education Myth Busted

How fast can you teach a child to read and to get their confidence back? 1 Week? 1 Month? 3 Months? 6 Months? 1 Year? I’m talking about the child who has lost motivation and is feeling dumb and stupid. (No?) This child won’t pick up a book unless you...
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The spelling hack every teacher should know

If 50% of English-speaking adults struggle with spelling, what does that say about our teaching? Is it that the English language is so difficult to learn or that our teaching methods are lacking? Spelling is an exact science, yet it seems that spellings of words are constantly changing. There’s the...
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Cross-Domination survey results

This topic seemed to spark a great deal of interest amongst our audience. It appears that you don’t have to look far to find someone who is Mixed-handed or has Cross Domination. We wanted to know which of your eyes was dominant. I wonder if the results will surprise you?...
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7 Ways to increase your child’s resilience

Your child’s resilience is influenced by two things; the individual characteristics they were born with and the environmental influences around them. As a parent there are five areas to focus on when you’re building a child’s resilience, these are: Providing education about resilience. Building strong and supportive relationships. Working on...
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