The best education in Australia is to learn in a school where you can feel at home, and where there is no need to be on the go.
But there is also an option for parents who want to spend more time in school and have more freedom.
Mumsnet parenting columnist and columnist for Australian Women’s Weekly Melissa Bligh has a parenting blog.
She’s the author of A Mumsnet Parenting Book of Inspiration.
The key to a good education, Ms Bligh said, is to know what to expect, and not be afraid to change things.
She said learning in a class is more important than ever.
The most important thing for a child to learn is how to make themselves feel at ease and in control.””
We’re learning to feel what the body feels, we’re becoming more comfortable with our bodies, we feel like we’re doing something, we have a good sense of ourselves, we can learn things, we learn more.”
The most important thing for a child to learn is how to make themselves feel at ease and in control.
“What to expect at schoolParents can expect to have to listen to a lot of the same information, but Ms Bliegh said they need to ask questions.”
We need to listen in, we need to do things that make sense, but also allow the child to have their own voice,” she said.”
I’m not saying that a teacher should always have the best information, because that’s absolutely a good thing.
But we need a teacher that’s very comfortable with her/himself and not trying to tell the whole story.
“Ms Bligh also encourages parents to ask for feedback from teachers about how their children are doing, as well as the quality of their feedback.”
Teachers should have feedback, they should be able to give you a list of things that are really important,” she explained.”
What are they doing that they’re pleased with?
What are they having that they feel is a good way of learning?
What are their thoughts on the subject?
Is it a good learning tool?
Or is it just a bunch of nonsense?
“When a teacher says, ‘I think you’re doing well, you’re learning and you’re having a good time’, then they’re actually giving you a good, honest and constructive critique.”
The main thing to remember, Ms Shoebridge said, was that there are always new things happening in the world, and it’s important to not get caught up in the new, exciting things that come your way.
“You want to have a fun, supportive environment and make sure you have a great time, but make sure that you don’t fall into the trap of just wanting to learn and not having any expectations,” she advised.
“There are so many great things happening now and it would be a shame to be caught up with all the new things that we’re going through and not have a time for yourself.”