Other people can help if you talk to them.Unhelpful thinking makes you more upset.
Nobody is perfect – not you and not others.
Concentrate on the positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.
Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks sometimes, not just you. They are a normal part of life. Try not to personalise them.
Accept what can’t be changed (but try to change what you can first).
Catastrophising exaggerates your worries. Don’t believe the worst possible picture.
Keep things in perspective. It’s only part of your life.
cossie = bathing suit pokies = slot machine
chook = chicken drongo = a dope
daggy = unfashionable tea = an actual meal
whinge = complain
bikkie = cookie or cracker…I’m still not sure how they differentiate
flat white = the kind of coffee I drank when I was there…I learned this one pretty quickly due to its importance!
entrée = appetizer (which is the opposite from North America and had me very confused one evening at dinner)
- flexible, comfortable and moveable furniture and leaning spaces that support engagement and different types of learning
- taking the student voice into account in school planning (making decisions about student learning and environment with the students, not to or for them)—this is often referred to as “voice and choice”
- using various technologies
- using project or inquiry based learning—this begins with a driving question that students then research, create, analyze and share their findings and creations, often globally
- mixing age groupings (the concept of stage not age)
- everything that is done in the school has relevance (some schools are eliminating textbooks and worksheets entirely, focusing again on teaching essential skills through quality teaching practices, quality learning environment and making tasks relevant and meaningful)