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Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6
Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. This could have an immediate impact on their interest level in activities and may have long-term effects, such as whether women feel ... Read More »

Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD
Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have established that the youngest children in West Australian classrooms are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results raised concerns that age-related immaturity is being misdiagnosed as ... Read More »

Tips for preparing children for school
Tips for preparing children for school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How parents and teachers can help kids do their best: From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading, University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off ... Read More »

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess
Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. Now researchers from the University of Missouri have found ... Read More »

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »

Program for Defence Force kids
Program for Defence Force kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. JCU’s Gail Macdonald interviewed teachers, parents and Defence School Transition Aides (DSTA) who are employed to help ... Read More »

For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears
For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Imagine receiving homework where the task is to “find a high-energy, pleasant song to share next week” and the goal of the subject is to achieve happiness. University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Genevieve Dingle has been road-testing an intervention for adolescents exactly like ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Planning walking to school
Planning walking to school (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Only one in seven Queensland children walk or cycle to school, and those who don’t are missing out on potential health benefits, including a significant boost to mental wellbeing – new research shows. A Griffith University initiative is aiming to ... Read More »

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms
Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher says targeted investment in technology in schools could help drive improvements to student performance, particularly for children on the autism spectrum. QUT computer scientist and AutismCRC PhD Scholarship recipient Anne Ozdowska has begun state-wide surveys of primary ... Read More »

 
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