Victoria Carlton's BLOG and A-Z of Child Whispering

My regular rant- generally about education! I am also including A-Z of Child Whispering
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This is a 30 day GRATITUDE JOURNAL. We know children (and adults) will be happier, more optimistic, often achieve better grades and experience better health when they adopt a grateful attitude. Ask your children to write and draw in here every school day for 6 weeks and give them suggestions for

GRATITUDE JOURNAL to help children express thankfulness

This is a 30 day GRATITUDE JOURNAL. We know children (and adults) will be happier, more optimistic, often achieve better grades and experience better health when they adopt a grateful attitude. Ask your children to write and draw in here every school day for 6 weeks and give them suggestions for

This learning package contains many teaching ideas (literacy and maths), information about Friday 13th, a list of common superstitions, literacy and maths ideas, a reading book and some worksheets. It was designed to help my class understand the traditions and superstitions surrounding Friday 13th, add some fun along the way and also to utilise the theme for

FRIDAY 13TH- Multiage learning package

This is a multiage learning package designed to help all students understand the superstitions and traditions surrounding Friday It contains many learning ideas and lots of literacy and maths activities.

The ABC of Child Whispering: Q is for Quest –             A quest serves as a plot device in mythology and fiction: a difficult journey towards a goal, often symbolic or allegorical. Tales of quests figure occur prominently in the folklore of every nation and ethnic culture. ... The moral of a quest tale often centers on the changed character of the hero. Quest... #questliterature #superheroes

The ABC of Child Whispering: Q is for Quest – A quest serves as a plot device in mythology and fiction: a difficult journey towards a goal, often symbolic or allegorical. Tales of quests figure occur prominently in the folklore of every nation and ethnic culture. ... The moral of a quest tale often centers on the changed character of the hero. Quest... #questliterature #superheroes

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE A BALANCED LIFE? –   Increasingly we are working with children experiencing serious sleep disorders and reporting problems with tension and "letting go." Our daily mindfulness and brain- body connection time although only 5 minutes, is becoming crucial if children are going to be able to concentrate and give of their best during our sessions. Last Friday and next Friday...

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE A BALANCED LIFE? – Increasingly we are working with children experiencing serious sleep disorders and reporting problems with tension and "letting go." Our daily mindfulness and brain- body connection time although only 5 minutes, is becoming crucial if children are going to be able to concentrate and give of their best during our sessions. Last Friday and next Friday...

TWO NEW WRITING PROGRAMS FOR AUSSIE KIDS – Teachers at the Victoria Carlton Centre for Excellence in Bayswater have instituted several changes to their writing program with remarkable results. MIND JOURNEYS MAD WRITING MIND JOURNEYS is a method of teaching that increases imaginative thinking and ability to create “mind-movies” as you write. Victoria commented, “It is not uncommon for...

TWO NEW WRITING PROGRAMS FOR AUSSIE KIDS – Teachers at the Victoria Carlton Centre for Excellence in Bayswater have instituted several changes to their writing program with remarkable results. MIND JOURNEYS MAD WRITING MIND JOURNEYS is a method of teaching that increases imaginative thinking and ability to create “mind-movies” as you write. Victoria commented, “It is not uncommon for...

This Sunday school lesson is about the incident in Mark 36 where Jesus gathered the children to himself while teaching the disciples. It is designed to help children understand how much Jesus loves them and to encourage them to pray and make time to be with Jesus everyday.

Jesus Loves the Little Children

This Sunday school lesson is about the incident in Mark 36 where Jesus gathered the children to himself while teaching the disciples. It is designed to help children understand how much Jesus loves them and to encourage them to pray and make time to be with Jesus everyday.

The ABC of Child Whispering: R is for READING –               Reading is a huge pleasure for many of us and we hope children will also experience this wonderful opening to many worlds, knowledge and ideas. I notice that most teachers attending my literacy courses tend to read more non-fiction than fiction and report lack of time to be a major reason for this... #children #families #fiction

The ABC of Child Whispering: R is for READING – Reading is a huge pleasure for many of us and we hope children will also experience this wonderful opening to many worlds, knowledge and ideas. I notice that most teachers attending my literacy courses tend to read more non-fiction than fiction and report lack of time to be a major reason for this... #children #families #fiction

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: PENTECOST SUNDAYChildren look forward to this joyful Christian feast each year. Churches are full of red and yellow, even parishioners wear red and there are doves EVERYWHERE!This has been a 50 day journey from Easter so I have included instructions for making a Pentecostal wreath so children can remember all the steps since Palm Sunday.

PENTECOST Sunday School Lesson

PENTECOST Sunday School Lesson - full Sunday School package with a detailed lesson plan, activity sheets, stimulus sheets and parent feedback sheet.

What NAPLAN won’t measure – I have a lot of anxious kids at our centre this week. One young lady told me she had not been to sleep properly for three nights because she was so worried about NAPLAN. We do our best to reassure kids that this is just a snap shot to help schools provide the best possible education but kids know the truth! They know the letter will arrive. They know they will...

What NAPLAN won’t measure – I have a lot of anxious kids at our centre this week. One young lady told me she had not been to sleep properly for three nights because she was so worried about NAPLAN. We do our best to reassure kids that this is just a snap shot to help schools provide the best possible education but kids know the truth! They know the letter will arrive. They know they will...

The ABC of Child Whispering: S is for SMARTER – Can we REALLY help kids get smarter? Intelligence is defined as “The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”- Oxford dictionary. Yet we know it is MORE- it is to do with flexibility, thinking, reasoning and insightful “noticing” and “indwelling”- ruminating and often having a “rangy” mind. It is not so easily captured in tests and IQ...

The ABC of Child Whispering: S is for SMARTER – Can we REALLY help kids get smarter? Intelligence is defined as “The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”- Oxford dictionary. Yet we know it is MORE- it is to do with flexibility, thinking, reasoning and insightful “noticing” and “indwelling”- ruminating and often having a “rangy” mind. It is not so easily captured in tests and IQ...

The ABC of Child Whispering: S IS FOR STRANGE – Kids LOVE strange things. They absolutely love- Aliens Black holes Horrible histories Strange animals Weird inventions Leonardo da Vinci Black holes Giants Dragons Mythology ………. You can never get bored when you work with children! They have that amazing sense of wonder and awe and a HUGE curiosity for their surroundings. We are offering GENIUS...

The ABC of Child Whispering: S IS FOR STRANGE – Kids LOVE strange things. They absolutely love- Aliens Black holes Horrible histories Strange animals Weird inventions Leonardo da Vinci Black holes Giants Dragons Mythology ………. You can never get bored when you work with children! They have that amazing sense of wonder and awe and a HUGE curiosity for their surroundings. We are offering GENIUS...

THE SIMPLICITY OF HAPPINESS – I am in Bali to work with some schools and knit myself back together! (A few dropped stitches to pick up!) I am trying to get away here twice a year to “just be” and plan and write. After rest and sleep the words start flowing in and the simple happiness and kindness of the Balinese washes me clean of the crazy pressures I willingly take on! When I can’t stare...

THE SIMPLICITY OF HAPPINESS – I am in Bali to work with some schools and knit myself back together! (A few dropped stitches to pick up!) I am trying to get away here twice a year to “just be” and plan and write. After rest and sleep the words start flowing in and the simple happiness and kindness of the Balinese washes me clean of the crazy pressures I willingly take on! When I can’t stare...

The ABC of Child Whispering S is for SEARCHING – Kids are natural searchers. We all are really except kids have not given up! They are curious about EVERYTHING and with any luck our over- teaching strategies will not kill that. They are not frightened of being wrong but we quickly change this when they come to school.l. I want to awaken curiosity and encourage children to think and take...

The ABC of Child Whispering S is for SEARCHING – Kids are natural searchers. We all are really except kids have not given up! They are curious about EVERYTHING and with any luck our over- teaching strategies will not kill that. They are not frightened of being wrong but we quickly change this when they come to school.l. I want to awaken curiosity and encourage children to think and take...

The ABC of Child Whispering: R is for REAL – Working with children is both a privilege and a great blessing. They transform our understanding of the world and help us to become more real!   Of course the process of becoming “REAL” can be both joyful and painful!   This is my favourite excerpt about becoming REAL! (From the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.)   The toys are chatting one...

The ABC of Child Whispering: R is for REAL – Working with children is both a privilege and a great blessing. They transform our understanding of the world and help us to become more real! Of course the process of becoming “REAL” can be both joyful and painful! This is my favourite excerpt about becoming REAL! (From the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.) The toys are chatting one...

HOTHOUSE TUITION – The recent media Attention on tuition for selective schools has once again put tuition companies under scrutiny. Really they are just responding to community demands and I don't blame them BUT........ For a long time I have felt increasingly concerned about the incredible pressure put on students of all ages. We seem to back in the HARD TIMES era of Charles Dickens with...

HOTHOUSE TUITION – The recent media Attention on tuition for selective schools has once again put tuition companies under scrutiny. Really they are just responding to community demands and I don't blame them BUT........ For a long time I have felt increasingly concerned about the incredible pressure put on students of all ages. We seem to back in the HARD TIMES era of Charles Dickens with...

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