Is there such a thing as being naturally smart?
I don’t think so.
Students who look like they are naturally smart just have a bit of a head start on the rest of the class.
From the outside, it looks like easy street for these ‘smart’ students. They are […]
A few months ago I asked 250 students in year 7 the following question:
“What advice would you give students starting year 7 next year?”
To put this in context, these students had just been through a period of massive disruption. Not only had they started at a new school, with new […]
My dad thought I couldn’t survive in the world unless I studied physics and chemistry.
When I was 15, dad made it clear that these subject were non-negotiable: I had to study them in year 11 and 12.
So I rote-learned my way through physics and chemistry. And I hated these subjects […]
I love a lot of things in life, such as . . .
Big bowls of pasta, op shops, my husband and a comfy pair of pants.
But one of my great loves is books. I love reading books, particularly nonfiction books.
As a kid, I wasn’t much of a bookworm though.