EDUCATION

Tech Neck

Tech Neck

Image: Woman with suspected 'Tech Neck' The COVID pandemic has had huge ramifications. Among these, and something which you may not have considered, is an increase in spinal problems from scrolling on phones and other devices. Research from the Australian...

Is blue light worth the hype?

Is blue light worth the hype?

Jay Houhlias Blue light blocker glasses are the new fad. But why? Well, blue light is one of the spectrum colours. There is blue light which comes from the sun, but the artificial form of blue light comes to us through our digital devices. This is the type of blue...

Unpacking the 4-Day Working Week

Unpacking the 4-Day Working Week

Sydney Observer Contributor Thursday could very well become the new Friday if changes are made to the working week. This does sound like the ideal situation for many Australians, in particular for maintaining a more sustainable work/life balance. However, there is...

Pathways to University

Pathways to University

Sydney Observer Contributor Not receiving the ATAR needed to enter a specific course can be demotivating. After years of studying students may feel all their hard work has been wasted. Fortunately, this is not the case as there are alternative entries that can lead...

Back to School

Back to School

Sara Zarriello A child’s mind is in a constant phase of development. It absorbs everything that is seen, heard, smelt, tasted and touched. The past few months of lockdown have limited the breadth of things for children to absorb. Parents aren’t the only ones pining...

Maximising Creativity in the Classroom

Maximising Creativity in the Classroom

Sara Zarriello Research shows that the classroom doesn’t have to be strictly black and white to be effective. In fact, having a bit of grey could transform the experiences of not only students but teachers too. The overwhelming understanding from educational...

Tips and Tricks for HSC Success

Tips and Tricks for HSC Success

Madeleine Taplin The Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations are looming on the horizon. For every child in the education system, the final Year 12 exams are often something approached with a sense of uncertainty, fear and anxiety. So, how do we ensure that...

Home Learning: Maintaining a Schedule

Home Learning: Maintaining a Schedule

Madeleine Taplin As Sydney remains in lockdown, a number of things about our daily lives have changed. Most importantly, online learning is back, forcing kids out of the classroom and into home-study. It is well known that children tend to be sensitive to change. It...

The Kitchen Garden Foundation – Food Education

The Kitchen Garden Foundation – Food Education

Madeleine Taplin For so many children, healthy eating habits come from hours spent with their parents in the kitchen. However sadly, many children don’t get to experience these fundamental moments due to a variety of reasons such as busy schedules and work timetables....

Consent Education Matters

Consent Education Matters

Madeleine Taplin If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you would be aware of the massive debates that have arisen over consent education, particularly the way in which this education is presented in schools. Following these debates, the government...

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