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Jun, 2014

Students find their way to world peace!

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The World Peace Game™, a highly interactive, hands-on political simulation, has arrived in New Zealand, and the very first game has clearly shown how creative, collaborative and responsible young people can be when they are in an environment that encourages such skills. The game has been developed and refined over many years by John Hunter, an award-winning gifted teacher and educational consultant, and Journey to Brilliance founder Janet Nicol has been personally trained as a facilitator. She helped 25 students aged 11 to 13 grapple with complex philosophical issues, negotiating, collaborating and refining their communication skills […]

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Jun, 2014

Social and emotional fitness for children and youth

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We know that physical fitness is important. But scientific research now shows that children that have social and emotional fitness do better in school and life. They even have higher academic achievement. 

Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, developmental psychologist, researcher and educator presents the latest research and innovative strategies that can be used by parents, educators and anyone who cares for and about children. Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQOmVVfAeY Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgF9A1ajYGQ

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May, 2014

It is hard to be a teenager

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Sir Peter Gluckman’s research on how modern society is making it harder than ever to navigate the teen years successfully. Sir Peter Gluckman FRS Being an adolescent now is very different from being one just one or two generations ago and we will not understand the teenage years if we project our own experiences on to them. That makes it hard to be a parent, it makes it hard to be a teenager and it is making for some very difficult challenges for our society. It means we need to […]

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