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 […]
When life isn’t going well, we find ways to escape.
One easy escape is video gaming.
A deputy principal recently told me that during COVID-19 lockdown many of his ATAR students developed an addiction to playing massive online multiplayer games. These students had lost all motivation to study.
These addictive games have […]
Have you heard the saying, An ideal day starts the night before?
In her book Bright Line Eating, Dr Susan Peirce Thompson states:
“In many religions, such as Judaism and the Baha’i faith, the next day is thought to begin not at midnight but at sunset … Your success on Day 1 is going to […]
Is tidying and cleaning a form of procrastination?
It certainly can be.
If you’re spending hours of your day, dusting, picking up bits of fluff off the carpet and scrubbing floors, then yes. You’ve got a bad case of procrastacleaning.
Put simply, you’re avoiding living.
As professor (and expert on procrastination) Tim Pychyl […]